Ange Postecoglou’s message to Celtic players as Tottenham move draws closer

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Ange Postecoglou is the frontrunner to replace Antonio Conte after leading Celtic to a Scottish treble - playing brilliant football.

Ange Postecoglou says the nature of football is that people move on, hours after leading Celtic to a treble and amid reports of his move to Tottenham drawing closer.

The Australian is on the verge of becoming the next Tottenham boss after verbally agreeing to hold talks with the north London club and Celtic granting Spurs' request to speak to him.

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He guided the Glasgow giants to a treble, adding the Scottish Cup to the Premiership title and League Cup with a win over Inverness CT at Hampden Park on Saturday.

Tottenham have been in the market for a manager who will replace Antonio Conte. Despite links to Julian Nagelsmann, Xabi Alonso, Arne Slot, and now Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, Ange Postecoglou looks to be the man they have settled on.

Celtic fans have reacted to the imminent departure with mixed emotions but the 57-year-old said the nature of football is that people move on from time to time.

He is quoted by the Scotsman as saying: “The reality of it is there are probably players in that dressing room who won’t be here next year. That’s the nature of football. But I want them to enjoy it, I’m going to enjoy it, and that’s all I’m going to focus on until somebody grabs me by the collar and tells me that I have to answer certain questions.”

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Tottenham endured a challenging campaign where they failed to qualify for European football for the first time since the 2009/10 season.

They face a massive rebuild with captain and leader Hugo Lloris publicly admitting he'd want to leave if the club, while the future of striker Harry Kane is still up in the air following interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.

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