A mid-morning report in The Independent has claimed that Spurs are strongly considering Ange Postecoglou for their managerial vacancy.
Feyenoord boss Arne Slot appeared to be the favourite for the job but internal issues with the English side and the guarantee of Champions League football has convinced him to stay in Rotterdam.
Spurs have tried Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino over the last decade without winning a single trophy with a variety of set ups involving recruitment and the Director of Football.
Any manager contacted by Spurs is bound to be at least curious over what is on offer but it is unlikely that Postecoglou would be allowed the level of influence that he has with Celtic if he moved to the London club.
Miguel Delaney is a highly respected writer in the English media, this morning in The Independent he explained:
Tottenham Hotspur are strongly considering Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou as one of a few main names after Arne Slot decided to stay at Feyenoord.
The Dutch coach had become Spurs’ first choice only for the Eredivisie leaders to persuade Slot to give the club at least one more season, since they have qualified for the Champions League.
It is also understood that questions were raised about Tottenham’s current structure as they also seek a director of football, and Slot had issues with how he would work in that system.
While the feeling in the game had been that the Slot negotiations were close to the finish line, some figures with knowledge of the situation insist Spurs were still conducting discussions about a top list of targets. One of those is Postecoglou, who is being strongly considered, along with Sporting’s Ruben Amorim.
Daniel Levy would greatly value Luis Enrique but that is seen as more difficult to pull off given the Spanish coach’s list of demands when Chelsea interviewed him.
Postecoglou has earned huge admirers in the game for his expansive and entertaining work at Celtic, and there is hope that any deal would be smoother to do than with Feyenoord due to good relationships between involved parties. The Australian is commonly seen as one of the most exciting managers in world football.
Postecoglou remains on the same 12-month rolling contract that he signed when he joined Celtic in June 2021. Conte was sacked by Spurs on March 26.