New manager ‘favors attacking football’ Postecoglou’s predicted top 11…will Tottenham be different?
Enzi Postecoglou’s predicted best eleven has been revealed.
Tottenham Hotspur announced on the club’s website on July 6 (KST), “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Postecoglou as our new head coach. Becoming the first Australian to manage in the English Premier League (EPL), Postecoglou will join the club on July 1 and has signed a four-year contract.”안전놀이터
Spurs’ two-month search for a new manager is over. Tottenham’s search for a new manager has been ongoing for more than two months after the club mutually terminated Antonio Conte’s contract in late March. Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique, and Arne Schotte were among the managers who were linked with the job, but none of them actually got the job.
As the search for a new manager dragged on, Spurs played out the remainder of the season with two acting managers, and ultimately failed to achieve their desired goals. Spurs finished the season in eighth place and failed to qualify for European competition next season. It was a far cry from the previous season, when they had dramatically qualified for the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
Looking to bounce back, Spurs turned to Postecoglou. Initially, Tottenham wanted to hire a young, up-and-coming coach, but after much deliberation, they decided to go with the experienced Postecoglou. Postecoglou has previous managerial experience in the Japanese J-League and Australian A-League, and has also managed the Australian national soccer team. In his first year at the helm of Celtic, he achieved a double, and this season he has proven his leadership skills by winning the Domestic Treble.
Postecoglou is known to favor aggressive tactics. This is one of the reasons why Celtic were able to achieve the Domestic Treble this season. Local Spurs fans are excited to see the attacking side of the game with Postecoglou in charge.
Fans in Korea will recognize him as Oh Hyun-gyu’s mentor. After joining Celtic in the European winter transfer window last winter, Oh spent nearly half a decade under Postecoglou’s tutelage during the Hoops’ trek.
With the news of Postecoglou’s arrival at Spurs, British publication The Mirror has released a projected lineup for Spurs under Postecoglou. While there are no major changes across the board, there are some much-needed additions here and there.
Up front, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, and Dejan Krzysztof Kuluczewski. The trio were the mainstays of Tottenham’s offense last season and again this season.
There are changes in the midfield. With Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Yves Bissouma in the back, James Maddison joins the second line. Maddison is the kind of attacking midfielder Spurs need and has been linked with the club since last year. Rodrigo Bentancur’s name is missing.
There are also changes in the defense. Eric Dier has been dropped in favor of Wolverhampton’s Maximilian Kilman. Pedro Foro, Cristian Romero, and Ben Davies fill the other spots. Hugo Llorente’s replacement in goal is David Raya.