Tottenham announce appointment of Ange Postecoglou as new head coach

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Tottenham have appointed former Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou as their head coach on a four-year deal.

The 57-year-old Australian won the domestic treble with Celtic this season.

Former boss Conte was sacked in late March, with Cristian Stellini and then Ryan Mason taking temporary charge. Postecoglou will officially join Spurs on July 1. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said on the club's website: "Ange brings a positive mentality and a fast, attacking style of play. "He has a strong track record of developing players and an understanding of the importance of the link from the academy - everything that is important to our club. "We are excited to have Ange join us as we prepare for the season ahead." Postecoglou took charge of Celtic in the summer of 2021 and led the Hoops to the Scottish Premiership and League Cup titles in his first season at the helm before helping them win the treble this term. The former Australia boss said of his time at Parkhead: "It was an honour to be asked to be Celtic manager and during my two years I have given everything I have to deliver success to our supporters. Culminating in the treble at the weekend, my players and backroom team have been brilliant for me on this journey. "Celtic is a phenomenal football club, and so much more - and I will forever be a supporter of this great institution. I wish everyone connected with Celtic nothing but continued success." He added of the club's board: "They wanted me to extend my time at Celtic and while I am so respectful and understanding of their position, a new opportunity has been presented to me and it is one which I wanted to explore." Celtic chief executive Michael Nicholson said on his club's website: "Of course, we wanted Ange to stay with us at Celtic and while there is real disappointment that we are losing him, he has decided he wants to look at a new challenge, which we respect." Celtic captain Callum McGregor added: "It has been great to work with the gaffer over the past two seasons and to achieve the success that we have. "In fact, to win five out of six domestic trophies is a tremendous achievement and that is testament to the real focus and relentlessness of the manager, the players and our whole backroom team who have all worked so hard." The Hoops say they have already started the process of finding a replacement for Postecoglou, adding: "While we will aim to announce this appointment to supporters as soon as possible, our priority will be to appoint the best candidate to take the club forward."

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