Former Man Utd player questions why Celtic boss would take charge at ‘perennial losers’ Tottenham

Ange Postecoglou is thought to be one of the front runners for the vacant head coach role at Spurs after Arne Slot’s rebuff earlier this week.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a new manager continues and the North London club do not appear to be close to a permanent appointment, despite having parted company with Antonio Conte over two months ago.

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot looked to be the man that Spurs would bring in before the Dutchman knocked back their approach, now a few other prominent names have emerged as potential candidates. One of those is Celtic head coach Ange Postecoglou, who secured his second consecutive Scottish Premiership title with Celtic this season and is on course for a domestic treble when they face Inverness CT in the Scottish Cup final next weekend.

However, opinion north of the border is very much divided when it comes to speculation that the Australian could be in line for a move to the Premier League and that was evident on BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound broadcast where two pundits strongly disagreed on the issue. Former Man Utd and Hearts midfielder Michael Stewart questioned why Postecoglou would leave Celtic for ‘perenial losers’ Spurs while Leanne Crighton, who won 72 caps for the Scotland women’s team during her playing career, disagreed and went as far as to describe the decision as a ‘no brainer’.

She said: “For me, if the interest from Spurs is real then he’s gone. I don’t think any manager in the modern day game would knock back an opportunity to go to Tottenham Hotspur. One of the best stadiums in the world, arguably the best, financially they have money to spend to go and compete and you’ve got players like Harry Kane.

“With the ambition to go and compete, potentially win the Champions League at Spurs a couple of years down the line, does he stay at Celtic and take on the challenge of getting out of the group stages or go to a club that can set their sights on winning it. That’s a no brainer.”

Stewart, on the other hand, was less convinced and said: “At some point I think everybody recognises Ange Postecoglou will leave the club. Whether it’s this summer? I would be surprised but you know in the next year or two there will be a big offer coming in because he’s a top manager.

“The one thing I would say that perhaps is in Ange Postecoglou’s mind that would persuade him not to take the Spurs gig, actually, there’s two things, is that he hasn’t worked down in England before so there’s not a preconceived notion of what he is. I think he could perhaps get another job opportunity like a Spurs.

“The second thing is Daniel Levy. If you look at the comments that Antonio Conte came out with in regards to Spurs and the way things are done and the perennial losers that they are, with the greatest respect, and the make up of the English game. That’s one thing I think, if you look at the relationships that Ange Postecoglou clearly builds up at the clubs he’s worked with, I’m not convinced Daniel Levy is the sort of person he’d want to go and work with.”

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