Barry Ferguson believes that Manchester United could come calling for Ange Postecoglou soon if he continues building on his early success at Tottenham.

Many pundits and neutrals scoffed at Tottenham’s decision to appoint Postecoglou, claiming that success at Celtic would not equip him to manage in the Premier League (Telegraph).

However, the Australian has already made his doubters eat their words, overseeing a complete change in footballing philosophy at Spurs and having instilled a lot of belief into the squad, as evidenced by the manner in which they came back to beat Sheffield United on Saturday.

Ange Postecoglou

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Could Postecoglou be looked at by other clubs?

Postecoglou has almost single-handedly changed the mood around N17, and Ferguson believes that the Red Devils are crying out for someone of the 58-year-old’s ilk.

The former Rangers striker insisted that the Old Trafford hierarchy would be crazy not to explore a move for the Aussie coach if he manages to guide Tottenham to a top-four finish.

Ferguson said on Go Radio (as relayed by Football.Scotland): “Next Man United manager. What did I say at the start of the season? Tottenham to finish top four.

“Why would you not [be interested in Ange] if you’re a big club? He’s come down to the best league in the world. He’s come in, he’s lost one of the best forwards in the game in Harry Kane and it’s not affected him one single bit.

“They dominated the game at the weekend but that just showed the character and never-say-die attitude, they go until the 98th or 99th minute of the game.

“He’s shown that he’s a top manager, let’s be honest. You think of Man U, back to the great team of Alex Ferguson. Look at the way they played. Really open, and attack-minded. It suits the way Postecoglou does it.

“He’s got a job on his hands at Tottenham but if he continues the way he’s going, I think they would be crazy not to look at him.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Man Utd are undoubtedly one of the biggest clubs in world football but I doubt Ange or any manager for that matter would consider swapping the Spurs job for the Red Devils one, particularly given the way that the Manchester club are run.

If Ange is getting linked with the biggest jobs in the world next summer or in two years, that is excellent news for Tottenham as that would mean that the Lilywhites have done really well.

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