Tottenham have finalised the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as their new manager.
Spurs have been on the hunt for a new boss ever since Antonio Conte left the club in March. It was his assistant, Cristian Stellini, who initially assumed temporary control, but Ryan Mason ended the season as caretaker in an attempt to restore some stability to the first team.
Behind the scenes, Tottenham looked at a whole host of potential candidates to take over as manager, including the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Luis Enrique and Feyenoord’s Arne Slot, but they have finally settled on Postecoglou, who has inked a four-year deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“Ange brings a positive mentality and a fast, attacking style of play,” said chairman Daniel Levy. “He has a strong track record of developing players and an understanding of the importance of the link from the academy – everything that is important to our Club.
“We are excited to have Ange join us as we prepare for the season ahead.”
Postecoglou joins after two impressive years at the helm of Celtic, who won the treble last season after securing Premiership and League Cup glory in his first year in charge.
The 57-year-old, who becomes the first Australian to manage in the Premier League, has also spent time in Japan with Yokohama F. Marinos and took charge of the Australian national team between 2013 and 2017, impressing at the 2014 World Cup and walking away after qualifying for the tournament in 2018.
Postecoglou will be tasked with rebuilding a Tottenham team who tumbled down to eighth in the Premier League last season and will not play any European football next year.
Several players could be sold in the coming weeks, with goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris admitting his desire to leave, while Postecoglou will also have to manage the mounting speculation about the future of talisman Harry Kane as Manchester United and Real Madrid ready bids for the Englishman.