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Tottenham have appointed Australian coach Ange Postecoglou as their new manager.

Spurs have been searching for Antonio Conte’s permanent replacement since March, which was followed by the disappointing interim spell of Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason’s caretaker role.

After Postecoglou delivered a second successive Scottish Premiership title this season as part of Celtic’s fifth domestic treble in seven seasons, he was swiftly approached by Spurs and agreed to a four-year contract, which was announced on June 6.

A surprise appointment in Glasgow, the 57-year-old took Scottish football by storm and has won six domestic trophies in just two years, but the level of pressure and expectation at one of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ clubs will come as a wholly different experience.

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Ange Postecoglou joins Spurs

SEE ANGE IN ACTION: Tottenham and West Ham pre-season tour of Perth, Australia

Postecoglou has been linked with a handful of Premier League jobs in recent months, but Tottenham are the team to have made their move.

After previous target Arne Slot announced his commitment to Dutch club Feyenoord, Spurs turned their attentions to Postecoglou and Sporting CP’s Ruben Amorim.

The Indendepent reported that Postecoglou’s expansive and attacking style at Celtic was something of a key factor in Spurs’ decision to offer him the job following a succession of more defensive-minded coaches in North London.

Prior to the Tottenham links, he was said to be a candidate for the Leeds United job before Javi Gracia was appointed as a short-lived replacement for Jesse Marsch.

There was also speculation around the Leicester City position after Brendan Rodgers left the Foxes, but Dean Smith was given the job on a temporary basis. Rodgers is now being tipped to return to Celtic to replace Postecoglou.

How long is Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham contract?

SEE ANGE IN ACTION: Tottenham and West Ham pre-season tour of Perth, Australia

Postecoglou signed a four-year contract with Tottenham, which begins on July 1, 2023.

The length of the deal is something of a strong show of faith in the Australian, who only operated on short-term and rolling contracts while in Scotland.

Postecoglou was handed a one-year rolling contract when he was initially signed by Celtic in June 2021. Former Socceroo Harry Kewell was critical of that decision at the time, claiming the Aussie would need longer to truly make his mark. 

Postecoglou, however, hit the ground running winning the Scottish League Cup and Scottish Premiership in his first season. He repeated that double in 2022/23 before adding the Scottish Cup in his last match in charge.

How much is Ange Postecoglou earning at Tottenham?

It’s not yet clear what sort of salary Postecoglou will earn at Tottenham, but it will almost certainly be an increase on his pay at Celtic.

Postecoglou was reported to earn in the region of £2.2 million ($2.8m) per year with the Scottish champions as of 2022/23.

The Hoops’ previous manager Neil Lennon was reportedly earning around £2.4m ($2.9m) a year and received £600,000 after resigning in early 2021.

How many trophies has Ange Postecoglou won?

Postecoglou’s impressive trophy record has played a telling part in his career progression with his latest victories set to help his cause at Celtic. 

Across his coaching career to date, the Australian was won 21 titles at both club and international levels. 

His most successful club stints to date in terms of silverware were with his boyhood side South Melbourne, and then Celtic.

Club/Country Title
South Melbourne NSL Premiership (1997-98)
South Melbourne NSL Championship (1997-98)
South Melbourne NSL Championship (1998-99)
South Melbourne Oceania Club Championship (1999)
Australia U17 OFC U17 Championsip (2001)
Australia U20 OFC U20 Championship (2001)
Australia U20 OFC U20 Championship (2002)
Australia U17 OFC U17 Championship (2003)
Australia U17 OFC U17 Championship (2005)
Australia U20 OFC U20 Championship (2005)
Australia U20 AFF U19 Youth Championship (2006)
Brisbane Roar A-League Premiership (2010-11)
Brisbane Roar A-League Championship (2010-11)
Brisbane Roar A-League Championship (2011-12)
Australia AFC Asian Cup (2015)
Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League (2019)
Celtic Scottish League Cup (2021-22)
Celtic Scottish Premiership (2021-22)
Celtic Scottish League Cup (2022-23)
Celtic Scottish Premiership (2022-23)
Celtic Scottish Cup (2022-23)

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