‘Professor Oh Hyun-kyu’ as Tottenham’s head coach candidate… European big league experience ‘no control’ worries one after another

[골닷컴] Reporter Kang Dong-hoon = Ange Postecoglu (57, Greece), who leads Celtic (Scotland), has emerged as a candidate for the new command tower of Tottenham Hotspur (England). In particular, it is known to receive active attention, such as being considered a ‘highest priority’ option.

Multiple media outlets such as Britain’s ‘Sky Sports’, ‘Daily Mail’ and ‘Evening Standard’ reported on the 1st (Korea time), “Coach Postecoglu is currently emerging as Tottenham’s next head coach. After Scottish Cup final next week, negotiations begin in earnest. Expected to be,” he said in unison.

Coach Postekoglu started by taking the helm at South Melbourne (Australia) in 1996, and led the Australian national football team under 20 (U-20), Panacheiki (Greece), Brisbane Roar, and Melbourne Victory (Australia). his career as a leader.

Coach Postecoglu, who has been in charge of the Australian national football team since 2013, led the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup victory in 2015. After that, he went through Yokohama F. Marinos (Japan) and took the baton Celtic in summer 2021. He is currently directing ‘Baby Monster’ Oh Hyeon-gyu (22).

In his first season as Celtic manager, Postecoglu led them to the Scottish Premier League title and two Scottish League Cup titles in a row. This season, too, he reached the top of the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Premier League, winning a ‘double (two crowns)’. Currently progressing to the finals of the Scottish Cup, they are aiming for the ‘Domestic Treble’ (simultaneous sweep of the League, FA Cup and League Cup).

After showing such excellent leadership, coach Postecoglu is currently receiving a ‘love call’ from Tottenham, who are looking for the next head coach. In particular, Chairman Daniel Levy (50, England) and CEO Scott Mun (51, Australia) are known to be highly liked and highly rated.

However, concerns are being raised one after the other regarding ‘no’ big league experience, coach Postecoglu said. In fact, he has no leadership experience in the five major European leagues (England, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France), and has never achieved outstanding results in European competitions.

Furthermore, given the difference in level between the Scottish Premier League and the English Premier League (EPL), it is true that the sense of pressure drops sharply. It is the same if you look at the director Steven Gerrard (43, England) before the actual coach Postecoglu. He won the championship at Rangers (Scotland) in the 2020-2021 season and took the helm at Aston Villa (England), but was fired without completing a year.

Of course, coach Postecoglu denied the transfer saying, “The most important place for me is Celtic. I’m not interested in anything else.” In addition, it is ‘unclear’ whether he will choose Tottenham as he has made it clear that he will lead Celtic and take part in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next season.


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