Tottenham have reached a verbal agreement with Ange Postecoglou to make him their manager. Once compensation has been agreed with Celtic, where the Australian has a one-year rolling contract, the appointment should be confirmed.
Spurs and Postecoglou are understood to have settled on an a two-year contract with an option for a further season. The move for the 57-year-old has accelerated after his season with Celtic ended on Saturday. Celtic beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup final to complete a domestic treble.
Tottenham have been without a permanent manager since Antonio Conte left in late March. Cristian Stellini then Ryan Mason oversaw the remainder of a disappointing season that ended with the club missing out on Europe after finishing eighth.
The former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique was also on Tottenham’s shortlist and he has been waiting to ascertain the extent of that interest amid talks with Napoli. Feyenoord’s Arne Slot and Julian Nagelsmann were among others considered by Spurs. Nagelsmann is high on the list of candidates being discussed by Paris Saint-Germain as they look to replace Christophe Galtier.
Postecoglou joined Celtic from the Japanese club Yokohama F Marinos in 2021 and won the league and League Cup in each of his two seasons as well as this season’s Scottish Cup. His coaching experience also includes spells at Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory and just over four years in charge of Australia, who he led to the 2014 World Cup.