Ange Postecoglou’s former assistant claims the Aussie could ‘transform’ Tottenham in a YEAR – as the Celtic boss is seen as a prime contender for the Spurs post after his exploits in Scotland
Ange Postecoglou is expected to be a huge success at Tottenham should the north London club sign the Celtic manager this summer.
Mail Sport reported on Wednesday that Spurs will step up their pursuit of the 57-year-old after he leads Celtic’s Scottish Cup final against Rangers this weekend after being rejected by Arne Slot.
The former Socceroos manager has now emerged as a front-runner for the position and has garnered plaudits for his performance since his appointment to left field by Japanese club Yokohama F Marinos in June 2021.
Postecoglou has dramatically rebuilt Celtic, introducing a striking style of football while demonstrating a flair for transfer market gems like Japanese duo Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate.
And Rado Vidosic, who worked with the Australian during his hugely successful spell at Brisbane Roar, is not surprised his former boss is linked with the world’s biggest league.
Ange Postecoglou was helped transform Tottenham in a year
The north London club had a terrible season, finishing a poor eighth place
“Tottenham are a huge club,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald. “He took over Brisbane Roar when Brisbane Roar was fine – not big, not huge.
“He took over Australia – we were doing well but not that well.” And then obviously he took over Celtic – a big club but not that dominant [at the time]. So he has the ability to turn a good team into a great team.
“If you look at Tottenham they are a good team, they have some great players and I think without a doubt someone like Ange could change their fortunes in a year.”
“If he thinks that’s the right job for him… he’ll step in and change them and I think they’ll definitely be back in the top four and have a huge impact on the Premier League.”
“If that’s his next step, I don’t think he’s going to be afraid of anything.” He’s not going to ask, ‘What if?’ He’s not that type of person.’
Vidosic also revealed that Postecoglou remains in close contact with Brian Marwood, managing director of global football at City Football Group, and worked with the Englishman during his time in Japan.
Postecoglou’s former assistant Rado Vidosic (left) has been singing the praises of his old boss
The 57-year-old is the prime candidate for the job while Daniel Levy conducts his search
“He has good connections with the City Football Group and obviously works in Yokohama.” “He talks to Brian Marwood all the time,” he said.
“I know Brian helped with that [getting the job at] Also Celtic. It wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a possibility for him to maybe even take charge of Manchester City one day once Pep decides to leave.
“If that’s the case then it could be a good result for Celtic because then he could stay there – but you never know with him.” If his feet are itchy then he will take the opportunity if something works for him is in.”