Impressed by Invoice Shankly and Ferenc Puskas, Ange Postecoglou is the risk-taking trailblazer reviving Tottenham Hotspur along with his no-fear philosophy. Postecoglou has been a breath of contemporary air for Spurs, banishing the bitter cycle of failure and recrimination that haunted the north London membership earlier than his close-season arrival from Celtic. The 58-year-old is the primary Australian to handle a Premier League workforce. And when Tottenham host top-four rivals Liverpool on Saturday, Greece-born Postecoglou will fulfil a dream greater than half a century within the making.
He fell in love with soccer as a baby, idolising the all-conquering Liverpool groups of the Nineteen Seventies managed by the charismatic Shankly.
“I at all times needed to be a supervisor. I used to be a large Liverpool fan. I beloved Invoice Shankly. I beloved the boot room tales,” he informed the BBC.
Regardless of his boyhood admiration for Liverpool, Postecoglou is not any wide-eyed stargazer, as his spectacular affect with beforehand moribund Spurs has proved.
The membership completed a lowly eighth within the Premier League final season following a depressing marketing campaign through which Postecoglou’s precedessor Antonio Conte launched scathing assaults on the tradition of a membership with no main trophy since 2008.