Michael Owen has voiced his support for Tottenham’s appointment of Ange Postecoglou, backing the Celtic boss to deliver the kind of football that Spurs have been famed for over the years.
In many ways, Postecoglou is the polar opposite of Spurs’ recent appointments in Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, who both came to the club with a reputation for winning the biggest trophies in the game and were hired by Daniel Levy to help the club get across the line and win silverware.
However, the decisions backfired, with the Lilywhites going downhill over the last three years, which has seemingly necessitated a need for a reset.
Postecoglou does not have anywhere near as glittering a CV as his predecessors, having managed in Scotland, Japan and Australia, with the Tottenham job undoubtedly being the biggest he has had in his career.
Unlike both Mourinho and Conte, the 57-year-old is also famed for a possession-based, high-octane approach, and Owen believes that the Lilywhites have made the right decision in appointing a coach who can deliver that style of football.
Here’s what the former Liverpool and Manchester United striker tweeted:
‘If Tottenham secure Postecoglou it will be the first time they’ve secured a manager that fits their famed style of play in years. I think he’s top class and it’ll be a bitter blow for Celtic to lose him.’
If @SpursOfficial secure Postecoglou it will be the first time they’ve secured a manager that fits their famed style of play in years. I think he’s top class and it’ll be a bitter blow for @CelticFC to lose him.
— Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) June 5, 2023
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Apart from the big difference in the style of football Postecoglou will deliver, another key consideration is that he is a thoroughly decent bloke and does not come across as an egomaniac who would absolve himself of blame and throw the players under the bus.
That tendency of Mourinho and Conte (which they have had throughout their coaching career) was what made the atmosphere at the club quite toxic and caused massive divisions within the fan base.
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