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06th Jun 2023

Ange Postecoglou appointed Tottenham manager as club eye up three new signings

Callum Boyle

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The Australian joins on a three-year deal

Tottenham have appointed Ange Postecoglou as their new manager. The Australian has signed a four-year deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and arrives after a trophy-laden spell at Celtic, where he won six trophies across two seasons.

After a league and cup double in his first season, the 57-year-old completed a domestic treble for the Bhoys, winning the SPFL, Premier Sports Cup and Scottish Cup in dominant style.

Before joining Celtic, Postecoglou had spells in charge of Yokohama F. Marinos, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory as well as the Australian national team, who he led to the 2014 World Cup. He replaces temporary manager Ryan Mason, who was in charge until the end of the season after Antonio Conte Cristian Stellini were both relieved of his duties earlier on in the season.

The moment he arrives at Tottenham, the 57-year-old will have his hands full with a raft of expected ins and outs.

Ange Postecoglou looks on during a Champions League match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic. (Photo by PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Transfer priorities for Ange Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou faces a summer of upheaval in north London where as many as seven first team players could depart, with Hugo Lloris and Ivan Perišić two of the names in contention to leave. Davinson Sánchez and Ryan Sessegnon could also be moved on while bids for Ben Davies and Eric Dier could be considered.

Harry Kane is also likely to play a big part of the former Australia manager’s role with uncertainty surrounding his future. Manchester United and Real Madrid are the two most interested parties but it remains to be seen if the England captain will sign a new deal as he approaches the final 12 months of his contract.

Madrid are expected to make an offer in the region of £100m as they look to replace Karim Benzema who left last week as he prepares to move to Saudi Arabia to join Al Ittihad.

However, it is not just the ‘Exit’ door that will need to be kept well oiled at Tottenham. The Mirror is reporting that three transfer targets are being seriously looked at as the club seeks to hit the 2023/24 season running.

Spurs are set to rival Newcastle for the signature of Leicester City and England midfielder James Maddison. They are also looking at Wolves defender Max Kilman and while Brentford are seeking £40m for David Raya, the Londoners will start the bidding for the Spanish international, who has a year left on his contract, at £20m.

There are other reports in the UK, today, suggesting Brendan Rodgers, who was last with Leicester, could return to Scotland for another stint at Celtic.

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