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PAST THE POST Tottenham considering shock move for Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou after missing out on Arne Slot
May 26, 2023

SunSport understands Postecoglou, 57, is among Spurs’ targets after missing out on Feyenoord's Dutch boss.

PAST THE POST Tottenham considering shock move for Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou after missing out on Arne Slot
Tottenham are considering a shock move for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou Credit: Getty

He has impressed hugely with his work north of the border, winning back-to-back league and League Cup doubles by playing expansive, exciting football.

The style of play could be a key factor in any possible switch to Spurs given Daniel Levy promised on Saturday the team would serve up fare next season that fans would “love to come and watch”.

Should Levy turn to the Bhoys chief, he would not be the only Aussie to arrive at Spurs this summer, with Scott Munn beginning his role as chief football officer on July 1.

Postecoglou and Munn have both previously worked for the City Football Group - the umbrella company that owns Manchester City and 11 other clubs worldwide.

Munn was chief executive of Melbourne City before taking over as CEO of the Chinese arm of City Football Group in 2019.

Meanwhile Athens-born Postecoglou bossed City’s Japanese side Yokohama F Marinos for three years before taking over at Celtic in 2021.

Free agent Luis Enrique has also been linked with the vacant position but SunSport believes Spurs are more likely to go for a manager who is currently in a job.

Postecoglou is contracted to Celtic on a one-year rolling deal meaning compensation to hire him should not prove too costly.

It is believed that was one of the hitches in any bid to bring Slot to the club.

The 44-year-old had a release clause of around £5.7million but that did not kick in until NEXT summer, meaning it was up to Spurs to agree a compensation package to take him now.

Dutch sources suggest there was a significant difference in valuation.

And when Feyenoord made it clear they would not budge in talks with Slot’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta, on Wednesday, any possible exit was ruled out.

Slot today insisted there had been no conversations about his exit, only over signing a new contract at Feyenoord which he is set to do.

While Spurs sources maintain they have held no discussions with Slot or Feyenoord over any possible move.

Former AZ Alkmaar boss Slot said: “I have been hearing a lot of rumours going around about other interest in me.

“Although I am thankful, my wish is to stay at Feyenoord and continue working on what we created last year.

“There is not - and there has not been - transfer conversation and yesterday’s meeting was exclusively for an extension.

“All talks with the club have always been only in that sense. Looking forward to next season with Feyenoord.”

It is 60 days tomorrow since Antonio Conte, Spurs’ last permanent manager, left the club.

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