Tottenham Hotspur have told Ange Postecoglou that he can bring in two external coaches to be part of his new-look coaching team, according to The Telegraph.
The Australian was keen to bring assistant coaches John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan with him from Celtic, however, the Scottish champions want to keep hold of the pair which has forced Postecoglou to seek alternative options.
Tottenham have identified Chris Davies, who acted as assistant to Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City as one candidate while Paul Clement and another former Spurs player are under consideration.
Clement has been assistant to Carlo Ancelotti on a number of occasions in the past including his stints at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Ryan Mason, who acted as Tottenham’s interim head coach following the dismissal of Cristian Stellini will also form part of Postecoglou’s backroom team and despite interest from other clubs has decided to continue in north London.
Tottenham’s coaching team under Postecoglou
Postecoglou will want to get his backroom team confirmed sooner rather than later as he begins to look to change Tottenham’s fortunes in what is hoped will be a busy summer of transfer activity.
The 57-year-old is used to not bringing his coaches with him from job-to-job so while it would be a blow not to have Kennedy and Strachan onboard, he has plenty of experience of starting afresh.
Having let Postecoglou leave, Celtic naturally want to keep some stability at Parkhead by holding onto his assistants as they transition under a new manager who has yet to be confirmed.
It will be interesting to see who the unnamed former Tottenham player is who could be part of the setup and would certainly go down well with supporters as the club looks to reconnect with fans after a turbulent few years.
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