Postecoglou’s got to get Spurs going

By Dylan Bettencourt
Sports Editor

Ange Postecoglou is a suitable candidate to rebuild Tottenham Hotspur. 

When he was appointed at Celtic, many doubted the decision to hire a manager from Japan’s J-League with not much of a profile. 

However, Postecoglou proved his worth by guiding Celtic to a league and league cup victory in his first season, followed by winning all three domestic trophies in the next.

The parallels between Celtic’s situation when Postecoglou arrived and Tottenham in its current state is striking. Both clubs faced dissatisfaction from fans, a squad in need of a refresh, and the task of appointing a manager with limited experience at the top level in Europe. 

Some Spurs supporters may dismiss Postecoglou’s achievements in Scotland, arguing that the Scottish Premiership is not at the same level as the elite English clubs. They might also point to his underwhelming European record as evidence of potential failure.

However, it is important to dig deeper and acknowledge Postecoglou’s accomplishments in the context of world football. 


Although his initial games at Celtic did not go well, with early exits from European competitions, he led the team on an impressive unbeaten league run of 31 matches. This season, Celtic’s record included 32 wins, three draws and only three losses in the league, with two of those defeats coming after they had already secured the title.

The fact that Postecoglou rebuilt a team in crisis and achieved remarkable success should not be overlooked. 

Postecoglou’s style of play aligns well with Tottenham’s aspirations. He prioritises speed, hard running, and attacking football, irrespective of the opposition.

Postecoglou has encountered challenges in the past which should equip him to handle the pressures at Spurs. Unlike his predecessors, Postecoglou represents a different approach for Tottenham. He is willing to be patient and rebuild the team with the resources available to him.

This stands in contrast to the high-profile, win-at-all-cost managers like Antonio Conte and José Mourinho, whose tenures ended prematurely. Postecoglou’s track record with South Melbourne, Brisbane Roar, Australia, and Yokohama shows his ability to succeed and deliver trophies.

Postecoglou’s upbringing and personal attributes also make him well-suited to handle the challenges at Tottenham. He comes from a background of self-assurance, resilience, and hard work. 

Tottenham now faces the prospect of dealing with the Harry Kane situation and the fans’ disillusionment. 

Pictured above: Ange Postecoglou

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