‘Exceptional manager’ – Pep Guardiola makes prediction about Postecoglou at Spurs

Pep Guardiola has described Ange Postecoglou as an ‘exceptional manager’ and has confidently predicted that the 57-year-old will do an ‘incredible job’ at Tottenham.

Postecoglou created history on Tuesday by becoming the first Australian to manage in the Premier League and comes to North London on the back of some outstanding success at Celtic.

Not only did he win five of the six trophies up for grabs in his two seasons at Parkhead but he also did so while producing a brand of high-octane, aggressive, possession-based style of play, the likes of which Celtic faithful had not witnessed for a long time.

Postecoglou previously also had success in the J-League where he guided Yokohama F Marinos to the title for the first time in 15 years.

It was during the Tottenham boss’ time in Japan that Guardiola came across him, with Man City playing a pre-season fixture against Yokohama back in 2019, and the Spaniard admitted that he was extremely impressed by the Aussie.

Pep Guardiola
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High praise for Postecoglou from Pep

When asked about Postecoglou taking at Spurs, the City boss has now told Football.London: “Another exceptional manager is coming.

“I was lucky to have met him in Tokyo years ago when he was the manager of Yokohama, one of our clubs in the City Football Group.

“It was an interesting chat, and we have a good relationship. He has done well for Celtic in Glasgow and made an incredible job.

“And he will do an incredible job for Spurs, hopefully we can score one goal away (at Spurs).”

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This is certainly high praise from Guardiola but I cannot help but think that the Spaniard would be relieved that Tottenham have abandoned their counter-attacking approach so that his City side can now finally win a game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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