Postecoglou's ex-assistant claims he can 'transform' Spurs in a YEAR

Ange Postecoglou’s former assistant claims the Australian can ‘transform’ Tottenham within a YEAR – as the Celtic boss emerges as a leading contender for the Spurs job after his heroics in Scotland

  • Ange Postecoglou could transform Spurs within a year, his ex-assistant claims
  • Postecoglou, 57, is the leading contender to take the Tottenham vacancy 
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Ange Postecoglou has been backed to be a huge hit at Tottenham should the north London club land the Celtic boss this summer.

Mail Sport reported on Wednesday that Spurs are set to step up their pursuit of the 57-year-old after he oversees Celtic’s Scottish Cup final against Rangers this weekend, having been turned down by Arne Slot.

The former Socceroos boss has since emerged as the leading contender for the role having earned huge plaudits for his impact since his left-field appointment from Japanese side Yokohama F Marinos in June 2021.

Postecoglou has rebuilt Celtic in dramatic fashion and imposed an eye-catching style of football, while showcasing an eye for transfer market gems such as Japanse duo Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate.

And Rado Vidosic, who worked with the Australian during his hugely successful stint at Brisbane Roar, is not surprised to see his former boss linked with the biggest league in the world. 

Ange Postecoglou has been backed to transform Tottenham within a year

The North London club have had a terrible season and finished in a lowly eighth position

‘Tottenham is a huge club,’ he told the Sydney Morning Herald. ‘He took over Brisbane Roar when Brisbane Roar was OK – wasn’t big, wasn’t huge. 

‘He took over Australia – we were OK, not that good. And then obviously he took over Celtic – a big club, but not so dominant [at the time]. So he’s got this ability to change a good team into a great team.

‘Looking at Tottenham, they are a good team, they’ve got some great players, and I think someone like Ange could change their fortunes in one year, without a doubt. 

‘If he thinks that is the right job for him … he’s going dive in and he’s going to transform them, and I think they’re going to be definitely back in the top four, and have a huge impact in the Premier League.

‘If that’s what his next step is, I don’t think he’s going to fear 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, the managing director of global football at City Football Group, having worked with the Englishman during his time in Japan.

Postecoglou’s former assistant Rado Vidosic (left) has sung his old boss’s praises

The 57-year-old is the leading contender for the job as Daniel Levy conducts his search

‘He’s got good connections with the City Football Group, obviously working at Yokohama. He is constantly speaking to Brian Marwood,’ he said.

‘I know Brian helped with [getting the job at] Celtic as well. I wouldn’t be surprised that there may be some pathway for him to maybe even take over at Manchester City one day, once Pep decides to leave.

‘If that is the case, then it may be a good outcome for Celtic, because then he may stay there – but with him, you never know. If he gets itchy feet, he’s going to jump at the opportunity if there is something for him.’ 

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