Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is set to open talks with Tottenham Hotspur on becoming the English side’s new boss.
The Australian is the leading candidate as the permanent replacement for Antonio Conte after guiding the Parkhead club to their eighth treble following victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup.
The 57-year-old is expected to travel to London for talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy on Monday.
Should he be given the job, he will become Spurs’ sixth different manager since 2019.
Postecoglou has won five of six available domestic trophies in his two seasons at Celtic and has earned praise for his side’s style of play since arriving from Yokohama F Marinos in 2021.
He was named PFA and SWFA manager of the year in each of the last two seasons and will be tasked with guiding Spurs back into European football after the club slipped to an eighth-place finish last season – 11 points off the Champions League places.
He may also be tasked with a similar rebuild to the one carried out at Celtic with growing rumours star player Harry Kane may leave the club in the summer.
His side have won two straight league titles after Celtic’s hopes of achieving an unprecedented ten titles in a row were ended by Rangers in 2020/21.
Spurs originally targeted Feyenoord’s Arne Slot for the role, only for the Eredivisie winner to turn down the job.
Ryan Mason ended the season at Tottenham boss – one of three managers in the North London club’s dugout last season.
He replaced Cristian Stellini, who had been installed as caretaker following the sacking of Conte in March.