Yongjae Choi] The search for the next manager of English Premier League (EPL) side Tottenham Hotspur continues to be confusing.
After the sacking of Antonio Conte, a number of managers have been in the running, and one name has recently been mentioned as a potential candidate. It was Feyenoord manager Arne Slott. He led Feyenoord to the Dutch Eredivisie title this season and was a top target for Tottenham.
Local media speculated that Spurs would soon make an official announcement about Slott’s appointment. However, it didn’t happen. Slott himself announced that he was staying at Feyenoord. The search for Tottenham’s next manager went back to the drawing board.
Then, the previously mentioned 토토사이트 candidates started popping up again. Former Bayern Munich coach Juergen Nagelsmann, former Spain national team coach Luis Enrique, and others were reported to have re-entered the mix.
In the meantime, several British media outlets claimed that there was a manager who had emerged as the favorite after the slot fell through: Celtic manager Enze Postecoglou. He is the manager of South Korea’s national team, Oh Hyun-gyu. If the deal were to go through, Postecoglou would leave Oh and become the mentor of Son Heung-min of the South Korean national team.
According to the Express, “Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is strongly considering Postecoglou after the club rejected Slott. Postecoglou has now moved to the top of the list for Spurs’ next manager,” according to the Express.
“Postecoglou has led Celtic to numerous honors over the past two years, including the league title. He is one of the most exciting managers in world football. Tottenham have a good relationship with Celtic, which will make negotiations easier.”
“Having been denied the slot, Spurs have now turned their attention to Postecoglou,” said the UK’s Football Insider. Postecoglou has been the subject of steady interest from Tottenham. He has been on their shortlist since shortly after Conte was sacked. The breakdown in talks with Slott means Spurs can open talks with Postecoglou,” the report said.
“Spurs’ original idea was to appoint a younger manager who could rebuild the team in the same way Mauricio Pochettino did, so Postecoglou’s age, 57, pushed him down the list of priorities. But now that Slott has failed, Celtic have taken note of Postecoglou’s achievements – he’s a Celtic hero. He’s a hero at Celtic. He’s the manager that Tottenham are most focused on right now.”
There’s another reason why Postecoglou is on Levy’s radar. While he’s in the job, his compensation is relatively low. It has been reported that Slott could be paid up to 36 billion won.
“According to insider sources, Postecoglou’s compensation is low. This will be very attractive to Mr. Levy.”