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In The Know reporter reveals the Ange to Spurs timeline

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Spurs are reported to be ready to make an official approach to Celtic to discuss their managerial vacancy with Ange Postecoglou.

In the 10 days since Arne Slot opted to sign an improved contract with Feyenoord there has been increasing speculation that the Celtic boss was next on the list.

Postecoglou has been diplomatically avoiding the questions but just days after clinching the Treble at Hampden it looks like he will be discussing his Celtic exit.

In May 2021 John Percy of the Telegraph broke the news about Celtic’s interest in the Yokohama F Marinos boss, just after 5pm today The Telegraph reported:

Tottenham are poised to make an official approach to Celtic this week over the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as their new head coach.

Spurs want to hold talks with Postecoglou and are keen to open negotiations on Monday, after the Australian secured the treble with Celtic’s Scottish Cup win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Postecoglou has emerged as a leading contender to take over at Spurs, nearly 10 weeks after the departure of Antonio Conte, after an outstanding two seasons in Glasgow. Former Spain manager Luis Enrique and Fulham’s Marco Silva are also on Spurs’ shortlist. 

Tottenham are seeking a new manager who will introduce an identifiable style of play and have been respectful in their pursuit of the 57-year-old, with Celtic’s season finally ending on Saturday. Celtic will demand compensation but are aware of Tottenham’s interest and will not stand in Postecoglou’s way if he expresses a desire to take over at the Premier League club.

Leicester City paid around £9 million to land Brendan Rodgers and his staff from Celtic in February 2019, but the fee for Postecoglou is thought to be significantly lower.

Celtic have little option but to give Postecoglou permission to speak to Spurs with only a counter offer of an improved contract to put on the table.

Contingency plans should be in place at Celtic but when Neil Lennon resigned it took Peter Lawwell over 100 days to appoint a successor.

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  • Gerryfr62 says:

    If he goes hes given Celtic a pure using.Its not that long ago he was suggesting he’d be here for a while.
    Hes been waiting on the right job coming along.

    • Justshatered says:

      And you’re surprised at that ?
      We now live in a purely professional world.
      People who believe phrases like “he gets us” are doomed to a cycle of disappointment.
      When our own cup final is moved to accommodate a cup final of a foreign Association then our place in the pecking order is confirmed.
      At the end of the day I thank the man for turning round a rudderless club bereft of any strategy and I wish him all the best.

    • John Copeland says:

      I’m afraid you have not been paying attention to his words or interviews ! I disagree very strongly with your theory …

  • Gazzaa says:

    Spurs ain’t right for him and whoever is advising him needs flogging his agent must need money badly to want and go n work for Dan levy. If he has 2 draws and 1 defeat he’ll be back on a plane to Australia. Hang on at celtic for another year and put the rangers to the sword then manchester united will come calling. Please don’t go to a team with zero ambition uther than to finish mid table.

  • Finbar muldoon says:

    Six months it took Pedro to stamp his authority all over Celts again. HH

  • Peter Cassidy says:

    Ange looking after number one that’s the football world we move on hope liewell not involved in our search for Ange replacement bad move by Celtic keeping him as chairman .

  • John Copeland says:

    Ange is, as we all know ,way ahead of the game in all departments ! He likes his business done quickly .Could the reason for the inactivity in bringing in Summer recruits be that he’s London smoke bound ? I mean why would Celtic spend a lot of money on new players when any potential new manager would want to do so himself ?

  • John says:

    It’s the only time he has been ‘dishonest’. He has been talking to them for weeks! Or he decided on Saturday night before being offered anything. Also, he clearly has accepted that he will not be in sole charge and will operate under strict control from the top. Wrong club at the wrong time (more importantly). He will take Kyogo, Reo and Daizen with him but Celtic need to get paid. 50-60 million for the three. Hopefully Celtic will appoint a manager as soon as Ange is out the door. Knutsen or Marsch. Appoint immediately and move on. If Ange wants to take Kennedy a compensation payment should be charge. He owes us nothing and has been brilliant but ultimately we are a stepping stone. If hwe appoint someone like Marsch it will be the same, if he does well 2 years and an EPL club will take him like Rodgers and Anger. That is the reality, we need to be conditioned to this, ignore the badge kissers and their BS as soon as the EPL comes calling they are off. As long as we are planning for this success will keep coming.

  • Gordon Herriot says:

    Disappointing that Brendan Rodgers has apparently ruled himself out of the race to replace Ange Postecoglou. Brendan knows Celtic and was a huge success first time around, he would have been the most likely to have a smooth transition in taking over.
    We don’t want to be taking a chance on a rookie or someone who has a totally different mindset of Angeball. At Celtic we want and demand free flowing attacking and exciting entertaining football. Out of the names mentioned Graham Potter, on his Brighton days, appears to be the best option. Hail Hail

  • Liz Morley says:

    Ange has been brilliant for us. He dug us out of a very deep dark hole we were in after the dire 10IAR Fiasco! His style of play was most certainly the Celtic Way.
    However that’s all gone now, we must move on Celtic are bigger than the man! We have a great squad of players that is a solid foundation for any manager(the right manager) to build on and take us forward. It is now up to the people in the know to find a competent replacement and it needs to be done sooner rather than later! Let’s get it right and continue the progress and success we are accustomed to.

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