Spurs appoint ‘OH master’ Postecoglou as head coach for four years, not just two

Enzi Postecoglou, 58, will take charge of Tottenham.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Postecoglou as manager of Tottenham Hotspur,” the club said on its official website on July 6. Postecoglou has signed a four-year contract and will join the club on July 1.”

Postecoglou’s appointment comes after Spurs struggled to find a head coach. Spurs sacked Antonio Conte midway through the 2022-23 season and handed the reins to assistant coach Christian Stellini. The emergency prescription didn’t last long. Tottenham faltered badly under Sturridge, and the club eventually parted ways. Ryan Mason took over at the end of the season.

Tottenham’s search for a new manager began before the end of the season. Former manager Mauricio Pochettino and Julian Nagelsmann were among the candidates. They were linked, but nothing came to fruition. There were even reports that Feyenoord (Netherlands) manager Arne Slott was the favorite to take over at Tottenham, but that also fell through. Slott signed a new contract with Feyenoord and chose to stay with the club.

Postecoglou is a hard-earned appointment. Postecoglou, who took over at Celtic in 2021, has been recognized for his leadership this season after guiding the club to a triple treble (league, league cup, and FA Cup). Domestically, he’s known for being Oh’s mentor and the man who brought him to Celtic. However, the Scottish league is less competitive than the English Premier League (EPL). That’s why many Tottenham fans are frustrated.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said: “Postecoglou has a positive mindset and a fast, aggressive style of play. He has a good track record of player development. He understands everything that is important to our club and we are delighted to have him on board as we prepare for the upcoming season.”

Postecoglou is a ‘veteran’ of the game, having started his coaching career in 1996. He has coached a number of Australian A-League teams, as well as the Australian age-group and senior national teams. In 2018, he left Australia for the first time to take charge of Yokohama Marinos (Japan). In 2021, he signed with Celtic to take over in Europe.

He has won many trophies along the way. Most notably, in 2015, he led the Socceroos to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup title. Postecoglou’s side defeated Uli Stielike’s South Korea 2-1 in the final to win the Asian title. Postecoglou also led Yokohama to the J-League title in 2019.

He has been dubbed a “championship hitman” in his career. The deal makes him the first Australian to manage in the EPL. However, there are some concerns. He has no experience in the big leagues, including the EPL.

What’s more, the length of the contract is longer than expected, which is bound to irk Spurs fans. Initially, most media outlets, including transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, had predicted a two-year deal. This would have given Spurs the option to add an additional year or terminate the contract at short notice, depending on how the coach performed in the first two years, but the club has committed to a four-year deal. They’ve entrusted him with their future.메이저사이트

He is expected to be a good fit for Son Heung-min. Postecoglou plays an attacking style of soccer, utilizing a 4-3-3 formation. He also has experience coaching in Japan, so he has no prejudice against Asian players. In addition to Oh, there are four other Japanese players who have been coached by Postecoglou at Celtic, including Furuhashi Kyogo and Maida Daizen. Son Heung-min is expected to play on the left wing under Postecoglou.

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