Simon Jordan believes that while Ange Postecoglou would be tempted to jump ship if Tottenham came calling, the Celtic boss might also have some doubts regarding the challenges of working under the ownership model at the North London club.
The Independent revealed on Thursday that the Celtic boss has ‘admirers’ at Spurs owing to his exciting brand of football and suggested that a deal for the Australian would be relatively easy to do, given the good relationship that the Lilywhites have with the Scottish giants.
Jordan suggested that the attraction of making a step up from Celtic Park to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium might be obvious for Postecoglou, but he also reasoned that Spurs might not be viewed by the 57-year-old as the ideal environment to work in.
The former Crystal Palace owner told talkSPORT’s White and Jordan Show (25/5/23): “He’s (Postecoglou) a very good manager, isn’t he? And there’s a natural progression there, whether Celtic fans want to hear that or not. The Premier League is a natural progression.
“Celtic are a wonderful football club and nothing I’m saying is detracting from that, but the Premier League is the biggest in world football. Managers are going to want to find themselves in that space if they have anything about them.
“If he feels his time at Celtic has run its course – but going to Tottenham has its challenges. And not just because of Daniel Levy, but because of Daniel Levy.
“Any manager looks into there and thinks ‘I’m a Levy appointment, I’m going to have the same challenges any manager has had’.
“They would be rowing against a stream of great toxicity and negativity towards the ownership model of this football club. ‘Do I want that? Or do I think there might be an opportunity if I keep winning everything with Celtic? Keep progressing Celtic and I might even get a bigger job than Tottenham’.”
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Whether the reputation is fair or not, there is no doubt that Tottenham would be perceived by many managers as a difficult environment to work in.
However, many would still want the challenge of being able to turn the club around and I have no doubt that several top managers would be interested in the role.
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