English premiership side Tottenham Hotspur has appointed former Celtic gaffer Ange Postecoglou has their new head coach on a four-year deal.
Postecoglou who is set to be the first Australian to manage in the Premier League, will join Spurs on July 1 after two years at Celtic in which he won back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles and a domestic treble this season.
Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman, said the incoming head coach: “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.”
Spurs held talks with Postecoglou, 57, on Monday after agreeing terms with Celtic to bring him to north London.
Postecoglou emerged as the preferred candidate last week with Spurs having considered Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi and Fulham head coach Marco Silva.
Postecoglou succeeds Antonio Conte, who was sacked in March, as permanent Spurs boss. Cristian Stellini and then subsequently Ryan Mason stepped into the acting head coach role for the rest of the season.
Celtic tried to convince Postecoglou to stay in Glasgow, but the former Australia manager was swayed by Spurs’ proposal.
“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,” said Postecoglou.
The Scottish champions said in a statement on Tuesday that the process to appoint their next manager is “already underway”.
“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,” the statement added.