The 57-year-old Australian is believed to be the preferred candidate for Tottenham’s vacant job.
The Premier League club are on the lookout for their permanent replacement for Antonio Conte, who left them in March.
They are said to be looking forward to having their next coach within the next two weeks.
So after Celtic’s Scottish Cup final clash with Inverness this weekend, the picture is likely to become much clearer whether Postecoglou will leave or stay.
Here, we take a look at three positives and negatives of the Celtic boss potentially joining Spurs…
A massive budget
Some will say that Tottenham are quite tight with the bag strings. Historically, that’s probably a valid point. But just four years ago, in 2019, they worked with 63 million euros at Tanguy NDombele in Lyon. The midfielder has not exactly shown himself to be a good business. However, Postecoglou has shown time and time again that he has an eye for a player, and would certainly back himself up to find Spurs better value on the market with a budget well above Celtic’s. The Hoops have largely backed him financially, but since it’s the food chain of football, there’s a limit. He won’t take the job without Daniel Levy’s assurances regarding spending powers and will be allowed to reshuffle the team.
Working with some world class players
Harry Kane, arguably the best striker on the planet. He sure is up there. Heung-Min Son is a dynamic striker with a proven track record of being one of the best attackers in the Premier League. Dejan Kulusevski, his form may have dropped this season, but the Swede has also shown what he can do at the highest level. There are certainly several areas that Spurs will need to strengthen, but even on defense, Cristian Romero and Pedro Porro are solid options who clearly need better training to thrive. Any self-respecting coach would surely like to improve underperforming players.
no european football
Now this could easily be considered a negative, and that’s perfectly reasonable. Postecoglou clearly enjoys the grand occasion, especially on European nights. But Spurs’ eighth place this term means the north London side even missed out on qualifying for the Europa Conference League for the next term. This could give Postecoglou a chance to focus more time with his players in training camp instead of having extra games early in his term. Playing Thursday through Sunday is never ideal, according to most bosses. It could be a blessing in disguise to help you implement his styles and ideas more quickly. fashionthus increasing your chances of success.
Unfinished business in Glasgow
If Celtic defeat Caley Thistle on Saturday, Postecoglou will have lifted five of the six available trophies during his two years in Scotland. football. That is an outstanding record and, in turn, would also complete Celtic’s eighth domestic treble in their history. The most important area to highlight with this point would be their desire to do better in the Champions League. It was a joy for all of the Verdiblanca persuasion to be back in UEFA’s elite competition last season, but with a difficult draw came some difficult results against Real Madrid, RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk. Postecoglou would say goodbye to the Champions League for at least one season if he made the leap to London. Is that enough to persuade him to stay? Who knows.
Working with Daniel Levy
The 61-year-old is a notoriously difficult character to deal with. Astute in his work, there is no doubt that the Tottenham chairman is a highly successful businessman. But numerous managers have detailed the difficulties they have faced working under him. José Mourinho recently admitted that Spurs are the only former club he has no connection to. Just last week he said: “I’ve built a great bond with all the clubs I’ve managed. The only team I don’t have this relationship with is Tottenham. I hope my words aren’t misinterpreted by Tottenham fans, but that’s all”. the only club in my career that I don’t have a deep feeling with Probably because the stadium was empty at the time of Covid and probably because Mr. Levy didn’t let me win a final or win a trophy.”
Don’t Leave A Hoops Legend
Without a doubt, the Australian is a hero in the eyes of all Celtic fans. But would two seasons’ work be enough to enable him to become a club legend? It’s debatable, but the answer probably isn’t. He has certainly achieved a lot in that time and has seen the club progress at a rapid pace since the dark days of the Covid season that ended his ten-in-a-row ambitions. It really all depends on how Postecoglou values the thoughts of the fans of the club. No one could envy him the opportunity to earn much more money than he currently has at Celtic. And he’d at least be gone at the end of the season, unlike Brendan Rodgers, so he wouldn’t have to worry about it. Most likely, he will go with the best wishes from the majority of the fans. But probably not as a legend. It’s hard to say if that would bother him, mind you.