Daniel Levy’s ultimate Ange Postecoglou backing ahead Arsenal vs Tottenham showdown

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Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has been speaking about the club’s direction and decisions he made in the past with managers.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says the appointment of Ange Postecoglou is like going back to the club’s root after a period when he appointed the likes of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.

Tottenham’s best period in recent years has been under new Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, who established the club as a top-four side. The period ended with the team reaching the final of the Champions League, in which they lost to Liverpool in 2019.

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Speaking at a fan forum in front of 250 supporters last night, Levy said the appointments of managers such as Mourinho and Conte were influenced by his burning desire to win trophies and satisfy the club’s fanbase. However, he added that the appointment of Ange Postecoglou was getting the club back on track.

Levy said Q&A at the club’s stadium on Tuesday: “I want to win as much as everybody else, but the frustration of not winning and the pressure from maybe some players and from a large element of the fanbase, that we need to win, we need to spend money, we need to have a big manager, we need to have a big name, it affected me.

“I had gone through a period where we’d almost won. With Mauricio we went through some very good times. We didn’t quite get there but we came very close and we had a change in strategy.

“The strategy was ‘let’s bring in a trophy manager’. We did it twice and look you have to learn from your mistakes. They’re great managers but maybe not for this club.

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“We want to play in a certain way and if that means it has to take a little bit longer to win maybe it’s the right thing for us. That’s why bringing Ange in was from my point of view the right decision.”

Ange Postecoglou has made an instant impact in the team with four wins from his first five league games. The quality of football has been high, with new signings James Maddison and Guglielmo Vicario wasting little time in adapting to life in north London.

His great start has come despite the loss of striker Harry Kane, which many thought could lead to a rocky beginning to the season.

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