Darren Bent has questioned Tottenham’s decision to hire Ange Postecoglou, arguing that there are much better options available on the market at present.
It now looks only a matter of time before Postecoglou is confirmed as Tottenham‘s next head coach, with Football Insider reporting on Monday that the Australian has already said ‘yes’ to Spurs. Fabrizio Romano has also recently given the deal his ‘here we go’ seal of approval.
According to the report, the North London club would only have to pay a small compensation fee to Celtic because of the rolling contract that the 57-year-old is on, and the deal is thus expected to be confirmed this week.
Postecoglou’s arrival is likely to have a mixed response among Spurs fans, with some seemingly excited about the style of football the team would play under him while others appear to be unimpressed with the Australian’s CV.
Bent has now opined that Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers, and Graham Potter, who are all out of work, would have all been better options for Spurs to go for.
The pundit said on talkSPORT: “There are options I would have ahead of Postecoglou.
“I am not trying to diminish what he has done in Scotland because what he has done is fantastic. But as we have seen, the Premier League is a different animal.
“Go and get Nagelsmann or Rodgers. Or even Potter. They are there. Ready to go.”
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Some will scoff at Bent’s comments and accuse him of not knowing enough about Postecoglou or about his work at Celtic.
However, the reality is that the Premier League is a different beast and there is a big element of risk associated with this appointment.
However, the one thing I do like is the fact that Levy has stayed true to his word of returning to the Tottenham DNA by appointing a manager who will play attacking football.
After years of Mourinho and Conte serving up dross football and acting like they are doing Spurs a favour by being at the club, it will be nice to see the team play on the front foot and have a manager who will not disrespect the club publicly.
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