The first thing I did having read the report in the Scottish Sun on Ange Postecoglou agreeing to join Tottenham as their new manager was to check if the story was running in their English edition – and it is with two journalists having their names on the exclusive.
Is it guess work or as seems increasingly likely there is an inevitability about Celtic losing our manager after the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday afternoon. The same story in The Sun reckons that Davie Moyes, the former Celtic defender and currently manager of West Ham, might be Ange’s replacement.
The Sun exclusive, via their English edition claims that Ange Postecoglou could be confirmed as Tottenham’s new manager as early as next week. And they state that ‘Celtic are so resigned to losing the Aussie that they have already started looking around for a replacement’.
They add, with one major inaccuracy quite apparent: ‘Spurs have kept a respectful silence on Postecoglou, 57, while he prepares for tomorrow’s Scottish Cup final against Inverness.
‘But they hope to agree the fine details of the deal as soon as that is out of the way, with the Glasgow gaffer keen to test himself in the Premier League.
‘Celtic are gutted to be losing a man who is on the brink of leading them to the treble, after landing the title and League Cup in his first season in Scotland.
‘Yet equally, Parkhead top brass will not stand in the way of the former Australian national chief, who joined from Yokohama two years ago.
‘And they have started drawing up a name of potential replacements, with West Ham’s David Moyes, who began his playing career at the club, a likely front-runner.
Postecoglou’s rolling one-year contract at Celtic, means there will be no hefty compensation payment to pay.’