News from Tottenham manager: Ange Postecoglou insists Celtic treble success won’t lead to exit
Delivering a domestic treble for Celtic would not leave Ange Postecoglou feeling his job is done at Glasgow, the manager has insisted amid links with Tottenham.
The Australian manager, 57, became the bookmakers’ favorite for the Spurs job this week after Feyenoord boss Arne Slot joined Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino in being left out of the hunt.
Speaking ahead of next weekend’s Scottish Cup final date with Inverness, Postecoglou dismissed the idea that winning a third trophy of the season would inspire him to find a new challenge.
“It doesn’t really change,” he said. “There are always things to do. As a football club we have a responsibility to succeed and to play football in a certain way.
“Just because we won the double last year didn’t mean we came into this year thinking, okay, we don’t need to be this strong. We needed to be stronger. The challenge is still there, regardless of what we have accomplished so far.
“And if you ever lose that focus, you’ll probably find yourself out of a job because those are the demands that this football club places on the people who represent it.
“We have a chance to win a cup final and make it a special year and next year we are all starting from scratch and the opportunity is there to try to improve and be stronger for this. waiting for us.”
Postecoglou was also part of the Chelsea job before Pochettino became the main candidate.
On the latest links to Tottenham, he said: “I’m aware of that because everyone keeps asking me about it.
“It’s happened in the past, I’ve been pretty clear, it’s just not the way I think and work. My priority right now is to make sure we have a special day on Saturday and that we have a cup final in a week.
“I’m not going to sit here and be distracted by things that fascinate others rather than myself. This is where my focus is and where it will continue to be. We had a fantastic season and we have the opportunity to make it a really special season.