Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as new first team Head Coach, signing on a four-year contract which will begin on the 1 July.
In a statement posted in the official announcement, Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy said “Ange brings a positive mentality and a fast, attacking style of play. He has a strong track record of developing players and an understanding of the importance of the link from the academy – everything that is important to our Club. We are excited to have Ange join us as we prepare for the season ahead.”
The 57-year-old will join The Lilywhites from Scottish side Celtic, where he has won the Premiership in each of his two seasons, and led The Hoops to a domestic treble this year.
Born in Greece but raised in Australia, Postecoglou started managing in 1996 and has gained a breadth of experience since, taking charge of the Australian men’s national team at the U17, U20 and senior level, whilst coaching at club sides such as Brisbane Roar and CFG-owned Yokohama F.Marinos, as well as many others.
During those spells he won several trophies for each respective side, becoming the first coach to win consecutive A-League Championships with Brisbane Roar in 2011 and 2012, leading Australia’s first team to their first and only AFC Asian Cup in 2015, and helping Marinos claim their first J1 League title for 15 years in 2019.
The former defender will become the first ever Australian to manage in the Premier League and will face a crucial summer at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, with the club planning for him to oversee a major clearout of the squad during the next transfer window as they look to reclaim their spot in European football next season, having missed out for the first time since the 2013/14 season.
Postecolgou also joins the North London side amongst uncertainity over the future of their star player and club record goalscorer Harry Kane, who is gaining interest from several top European clubs, most notably Premier League rivals Manchester United.
Updates will follow over the next steps in Spurs and Postecoglou’s upcoming summer rebuild.
Travis Levison | Get Football