Ange Postecoglou reveals secret weapon serving Tottenham well ahead of Aston Villa Premier League game

Ange Postecoglou has kept Spurs in the hunt for Champions League football despite changing the playing style.

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou says he loves giving young managers opportunities and likes the idea of always learning which has influenced his decision to always change assistant managers whenever he lands a new job. 

The Spurs boss is unique in that he is likely to be the only manager in the world who moves to clubs and doesn't bring along his own coaching staff. At Chelsea Mauricio Pochettino brought along his trusted lieutenants including his son sports scientist Sebastiano.

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Postecoglou had to construct a new backroom staff in north London which includes Mile Jedinak (assistant coach), Ryan Mason (assistant coach), Matt Wells (assistant coach) and Rob Burch (goalkeeper coach).

But the Tottenham boss says he loves to do that because it allows him to pick up new things. He told ESPN: "What happens is they bring their own personality to it. Like everything in life, they bring their own spin on what I'm trying to create. I do the sort of broad strokes but they are into the detail of it, 'how do we get to that space?.

"I really love watching guys grasp the ideas I throw at them and see how they go about bringing it to life. That inspires me to continue to look for differences and challenge myself in terms of how we can be even better. By seeing them, how they work, the way they see what we are trying to create.

"I think if I'd stayed with the same people over the last 26, 27 years, I would worry I would fall into the trap of repeating what I've done before. Whilst there has been a constant in all the teams I've managed, there has always been a uniqueness in each of them and I think that is because of the different people I've worked with."

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Spurs had to come from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-1 over the weekend to keep their hopes of finishing in the Champions League spot alive and this weekend they travel to Villa hoping for a morale-boosting victory against Unai Emery's high-flying side who are currently favourites to secure Champions League football.

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