It could be an act of “folly” for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou to just accept the Everton supervisor’s job if the relegation-threatened English Premier League membership supplied him the place.
That’s the opinion of Socceroos nice Robbie Slater, who mentioned Postecoglou didn’t must take the chance of going to the Toffees, such was their present instability on and off the sector.
Former Socceroos coach Postecoglou has reportedly been “sounded out” by Everton, who sacked supervisor Frank Lampard after their 2-0 weekend loss to West Ham.
It was Everton’s eleventh defeat in 20 Premier League matches this season, with solely aim distinction retaining them forward of last-placed Southampton.
In distinction, Postecoglou has Celtic heading in the right direction for back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles below his steerage in addition to one other crack on the UEFA Champions League.
It’s not the primary time Postecoglou has been linked to the Everton job, with the previous Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory coach’s title having been tossed round as a successor to Lampard when Celtic and Everton have been in Australia in November for the Sydney Super Cup.
Ange Postecoglou (left) has been linked to the Everton supervisor’s job following the sacking of Frank Lampard. Picture: Richard DobsonSource: News Corp Australia
Postecoglou, 57, this week spoke of not solely gamers however coaches desirous to “maximise” their “alternatives”.
“That’s what all of us have in our careers, a restricted time and we wish to take alternatives,” he mentioned.
However, Slater – who gained an English Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 – believes Postecoglou could be much better off staying at Celtic reasonably than taking the Everton job if it was supplied to him.
“Ange gained’t go to Everton,” Slater mentioned.
“They’re a membership in disaster. It could be folly of him to go there.
“They are in critical hazard of being relegated, it will be an enormous threat, and one he doesn’t must take contemplating the job he has for the time being.
“He’s taken Celtic 9 factors clear on the high of the desk, they’re going to win the title once more, the followers love him, the gamers love him, the membership loves him … he doesn’t must go to a membership like Everton, which retains altering its supervisor and has off-field issues as nicely.
“Ange is an excellent supervisor and can ultimately handle within the (English) Premier League, so he doesn’t must go to a membership in turmoil.”
Others reportedly within the operating for the Everton job embody former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa, ex-Southampton supervisor Ralph Hassenhuttl and former Burnley boss Sean Dyche.