Australian coach Ange Postecoglou has sensationally been linked with one of many largest jobs in world soccer – managing Premier League big Chelsea.
It was reported not too long ago there was a “thriller man” on Chelsea’s shortlist of candidates to take over on the London membership after Graham Potter was axed.
Mauricio Pochettino is reported to be the favorite, however Postecoglou is within the hunt, The Sun studies.
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The battle for the highest job is reportedly down to a few candidates after Julian Nagelsmann pulled out of the race following a collection of talks with the membership.
Pochettino has been out of labor since he was sacked by Paris Saint-Germain on the finish of final season.
Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou lifts the Cup. Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images.Source: Getty Images
Chelsea contacted him over the job and now a number of studies are claiming that he has boosted his possibilities of touchdown the gig after “a collection of optimistic talks” between him and the West London membership.
Vincent Kompany, who has led Burnley to instantaneous promotion again to the Premier League, is the opposite man on Chelsea’s three-man shortlist.
Now The Guardian have revealed the id of the thriller third candidate — and it’s Celtic’s Postecoglou.
The 57-year-old appears set to win a second consecutive Scottish Premiership title and has impressed together with his attacking type of play.
The Hoops are at the moment 12 factors away from Rangers and have additionally gained consecutive League Cups since his arrival in 2021.
He additionally has expertise of the Champions League after guiding Celtic into the competitors this season, though they had been eradicated on the group stage.
Postecoglou, who managed Australia on the World Cup in 2014, had immense success within the A-League, Greece and Japan however has not managed in any of Europe’s huge leagues.
He additionally famously give up the Socceroos simply months out from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Ange Postecoglou retains breaking new floor for Australian soccer. Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images.Source: Getty Images
He stays an outsider for the time being with Pochettino nonetheless firmly within the driving seat.
Chelsea are additionally believed to have thought-about Feyernoord’s Arne Slot.
Pochettino is one among Tottenham’s most profitable and fashionable managers in current historical past – regardless of failing to win a trophy with the membership.
He averaged 1.89 factors per sport – probably the most for any Tottenham boss in Premier League historical past with a minimal of 38 Premier League video games in cost.
The ex-Southampton chief capped off his five-year stint at White Hart Lane by main Spurs to the 2019 Champions League ultimate, the place they misplaced to Liverpool.
But he was sacked simply months later following a poor begin to the 2019-20 marketing campaign earlier than ultimately taking up at PSG in January 2021, successful the Coupe de France and Ligue 1 previous to his departure.
— This story initially appeared on thesun.co.uk and has been republished with peremission
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