Report reveals why Spurs previously overlooked Postecoglou as they reconsider approach

As Tottenham appear to turn their attention back to Ange Postecoglou after their pursuit of Arne Slot collapsed, The Times have now revealed that the North London club previously had concerns about the Celtic boss’ age.

Until 24 hours ago, it seemed like it would only be a matter of time before Slot takes over as the next Spurs head coach (Football Insider) but the deal collapsed this morning as the Dutchman confirmed his intention to remain at Feyenoord (Dan Kilpatrick).

Following the latest development, The Independent’s Miguel Delaney took to social media to state that Postecoglou has now emerged as one of the candidates to replace Antonio Conte.

The journalist revealed that even though the Celtic boss is one of many names on the club’s wishlist, the Lilywhites are now ‘strongly considering’ him as a candidate.

The Times have explained that Spurs did show interest in Postecoglou prior to accelerating their interest in Slot.

However, the publication suggests that the Tottenham hierarchy chose against making a move for the Australian since they were worried about him being in his late fifties.

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Spurs Web Opinion

Postecoglou’s age is not really a concern for me and he does tick a few boxes for Spurs as he plays attacking football and tends to have a very good relationship with his players. He is also a skilled communicator and someone who can bring the fans onside, which is desperately needed at Tottenham.

However, the Scottish top flight is of the same standard as League One, which is why it would be a huge gamble for Spurs to appoint the Australian. There is a big risk that the 57-year-old would end up being out of his depth in the Premier League when competing against the best managers in the world.

To put age into context, Luciano Spaletti has just won the Serie A title with Napoli at the age of 64 and many would love him to walk through the doors in north London.

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