Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou
Ange Postecoglo agrees thottenham to sign contract with the club to become new boss on a two-year contract. Ange Postecoglo, the Australian of age 57, has just finished his second season at Celtic, leading him to Scottish title both years.
Spurs have been searching for New managers since Antonio Conte’s left in March, with Christian Stellini and then Ryan Mason taking as temporary incharge.
Ange Postecoglou Journey over the years
Athens-born Postecoglou’s only experience in Europe before joining Celtic in 2021 had been a spell in charge of Greek lower league side Panachaiki in 2008.
He has won the Australian title with South Melbourne and Brisbane Roar, Japan’s top flight with Yokohama F Marinos and also led the Australian national team to victory at the 2015 Asian Cup.
Postecoglou takes over a Tottenham side who finished eighth in the Premier League and face a first season without European football since 2009-10.
He becomes the London club’s fourth permanent boss, Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Conte, after Sacking Mauricio Pochettino in 2019. Postecoglou has wone five trophies from a possible six since arriving in Scotland in the summer of 2021, Celtic as the dominant force in the country.
He becomes the London side’s fourth permanent boss, after Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Conte, since the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino in 2019.
Postecoglou has won five trophies from a possible six since arriving in Scotland in the summer of 2021, re-establishing Celtic as the dominant force in the country. Thottenham had a tie with a Manchester United with 2-2 as Heung Min Son saves his club on last minute goal in home ground soil.
He admitted he was seen as a “joke” when he took over, with Celtic having just finished 25 points behind Rangers.
But he becomes one of only five managers along with Jock Stein, Martin O’Neill, Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon – to secure a domestic clean sweep for Celtic.
Postecoglou became a hugely popular figure with the Celtic fans, with his recruitment and attacking football catching the eye.
Postecoglou at Celtic vigo
The atmosphere that Postecoglou walked into at Celtic was downbeat following a season that saw them fail to secure ten title victories in a row.
With the departure of key figures like Scott Brown, Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer and Ryan Christie, Postecoglu had a big rebuilding job on his hands.
Over the course of his first season Celtic signed seventeen first-team players, most notably several names from the J-League including Kyogo Furuhashi, Daezan Maeda, Reo Hetate and Yosuke Ideguchi joining the club. These signings were supplemented by Premier League experience in the form of Joe Hart, James McCarthy and Cameron-Carter Vickers.
The rebuild worked and in his first season at Celtic Postecoglou won the Scottish Premiership, four points clear of rivals Rangers, and the Scottish League Cup beating Hibernian in the final.
In February 2023, Celtic reclaimed the League Cup after two goals from Kyogo Furuhashi led them to a pulsating 2-1 win over Rangers at Hampden Park.
Ange Postecoglou biography
Being appointed in June 2021, Ange Postecoglou enter paradise with a wealth of experience and an admirable trophy including the A league premiership title with Brisbane Roar, the Asian cup with Australian team, and the J1 league championship with Yokohama F. Marinos.
Best known for playing attacking, open and progressive football, the Australian’s individual accolades are equally impressive, having clinched the A-League’s PFA Manager of the Year in 2010/11, the PFA Manager of the decade in 2015, and the AFC Coach of the Year also in 2015, among other personal nods during a managerial career which spans over two decades.
With Ange Postecoglou at the helm, Brisbane Roar recorded a 36-game unbeaten run during their league title-winning campaign of 2011/12, the longest undefeated streak in Australian sporting history, while Yokohama’s J. League championship triumph of 2019 was their first in 15 years.
At his unveiling as the new Celtic FC manager, he described his move to Paradise as: “The opportunity that has been given to me is one of the greatest honours in football and the responsibility to lead our magnificent football club into the future is one that I will cherish dearly.”