Ange Postecoglou, the current Celtic manager, has been tipped as a favourite to take over as Tottenham manager, alongside former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers. However, Postecoglou has claimed that the demands of managing Celtic will ensure that there is no time when the motivation dips. He states that he is aware of the reports, but his focus is on making sure that Celtic has a special day on Saturday and that they have a cup final coming up in a week’s time. Celtic will win the treble if they beat Inverness in the Scottish Cup final.
In line with Planet Sport, Ange Postecoglou has dismissed rumors linking him to Tottenham Hotspur and has reiterated his commitment to Celtic.
The Australian coach has been installed as the favourite to replace Jose Mourinho at Spurs, alongside former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, but Postecoglou claims he is solely focused on delivering success at Parkhead.
Speaking ahead of Celtic’s final game of the season against Aberdeen, where they will receive the cinch Premiership trophy, Postecoglou said: “My priority right now is just making sure we have a special day on Saturday and we have a cup final coming up in a week’s time. I’m not going to sit there and get distracted by things that are kind of fascinating for other people rather than myself.”
Postecoglou has been the subject of constant speculation since taking over at Celtic last summer. Despite a difficult start to his tenure, the 55-year-old has led the Hoops to a Scottish Cup final against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where they will be looking to complete a domestic treble.
However, Postecoglou is not content to rest on his laurels and believes there is always more to achieve. “There is always stuff to achieve. As a football club, we have the responsibility to deliver success and play football a certain way,” he said.
“Just because we won the double last year doesn’t mean we came into this year thinking, okay, we don’t have to be as strong. We had to be stronger. The challenge is always there, irrespective of what we’ve achieved.”
Postecoglou’s commitment to Celtic will come as a relief to their fans, who have grown tired of losing their best players and managers to clubs south of the border. The Hoops faithful will be hoping that the Australian coach can build a dynasty at Parkhead and deliver sustained success.
As for Tottenham, they will have to look elsewhere for a new manager. Postecoglou’s comments suggest that he is not interested in a move to North London and is fully focused on Celtic.
It remains to be seen who Spurs will turn to next, but they will need to act quickly if they want to have a new manager in place before the start of the new season.
For now, Postecoglou’s priorities lie with Celtic and their quest for domestic glory. The Australian coach has shown that he is not easily distracted by speculation and is fully committed to delivering success for the Hoops.