Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou agrees terms to become Tottenham’s new manager, with the Australian signing a contract for up to three years and confirmation expected by Wednesday
- Tottenham are set to appoint Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou as their new boss
- It is understood the 57-year-old Australian will sign a contract for up to three years
- An announcement confirming his arrival should be made within the next 48 hours.
Tottenham appoint Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou as new head coach as chairman Daniel Levy continues to play hardball over Harry Kane’s future.
Postecoglou has agreed to become the new Spurs boss with just the formalities of his appointment to go through.
It is understood that the Australian will sign a contract for up to three years. An announcement confirming his arrival should be made within the next 48 hours.
Mail Sport reported on Sunday that Tottenham are due to formally approach Celtic to discuss their managerial vacancy with Postecoglou this week.
Those talks have accelerated with Postecoglou, who is on a rolling 12-month contract at Parkhead, now set to take the reins after the two clubs agreed on terms for his release.
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has agreed to become Tottenham’s new manager
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to bring Postecoglou on what is expected to be a three-year deal
Postecoglou picked up the Scottish national treble on Saturday but looks likely to leave
Postecoglou, who picked up the Scottish national treble on Saturday, became Tottenham’s main candidate for the post of head coach after their initial interest in Julian Naglesmann and Arne Slot stalled.
Luis Enrique and Fulham head coach Marco Silva have also completed the final stages of the recruitment process.
But Postecoglou enjoys strong support within the Tottenham hierarchy and will now be tasked with reviving a club which finished eighth in the Premier League last season and has been without a trophy since 2008.
The 57-year-old comes directly into a huge dilemma over star striker Kane, who is entering the final 12 months of his contract.
Kane is wanted by Real Madrid and Manchester United this summer but as things stand Levy is adamant he doesn’t want to sell the 29-year-old despite risking losing him for nothing next year.
The 57-year-old faces a huge dilemma over star striker Harry Kane
Nonetheless, Real and United remain ready to launch offers to sign Kane this summer, although Levy’s strong opposition to selling the England captain to a domestic rival leaves the Spanish club better placed to successfully land the forward. .
However, there are doubts in Tottenham that Real will be able to reach anywhere near their minimum £100m valuation of Kane given their expected decision to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund. .
Bellingham, 19, is expected to join the La Liga giants in the summer but will cost around £100million.
And there is a feeling at Tottenham that even if Levy softens his current stance later in the window, Madrid would be reluctant to spend a nine-figure sum on Kane.
Real will look to negotiate a lower fee for Kane, who is seen as the club’s No.1 attacking target following the departure of iconic figure Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid and Manchester United remain ready to launch offers to sign Kane this summer
Well-placed sources have indicated that a deal of around £80million, plus workable add-ons, could be enough to entice Levy to sell to Real – but only later in the transfer window.
Real Madrid also have a long-term interest in signing Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain, a future transfer which could influence how much they are willing to pay for Kane.
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku have been discussed as candidates to fill the void left by Benzema if their interest in Kane does not materialize.