Veteran Melbourne sports activities host Andy Maher believes Aussie supervisor Ange Postecoglou will go away Celtic on the finish of the season and “most probably” take a Premier League job with Leeds the front-runner.
The Aussie supervisor at the moment has Celtic 9 factors clear on prime of the Scottish Premiership and on observe for a second consecutive title.
Meanwhile Leeds are with no supervisor after the sacking of American Jesse Marsch and face the actual menace of being relegated, sitting nineteenth with simply 19 factors – two factors from security – however with an inexpensive objective distinction of -11.
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FiveThirtyEight provides Leeds a 36 per cent probability of being despatched again right down to the Championship, believing Southampton, Bournemouth and Everton usually tend to go down.
The membership is claimed to be in talks with former Watford and Valencia coach Javi Gracia, whereas native media reported Rafa Benitez has been thought-about, together with present caretaker Michael Skubala.
But if Leeds keep up they loom as a possible house for Postecoglou, in response to Maher.
“I’ve received a snout who’s fairly hooked into Australian soccer. He’s given me a steer right here and there and on sufficient events he’s been proper,” Maher mentioned on SEN’s The Run Home.
“Gives me a name this morning adamant that this shall be Ange Postecoglou’s final 12 months at Celtic, and he shall be leaving on the finish of the 12 months. And that he shall be, it depends upon survival within the Premier League, he shall be taking one in every of two positions.
Ange Postecoglou as soon as once more has Celtic on observe for the title in Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
“But predominantly and most probably will probably be the place at Leeds.
“Peter Lowy, son of Frank, purchased into Leeds (in late 2021). One of his assistant coaches at Celtic is Harry Kewell, after all a celebrated Leeds participant.
“Huge membership, large upside, struggling to carry onto their place within the Premier League. The temptation of being the supervisor to revive Leeds to Champions League-type competition and top-four, top-six standing within the Premier League could be interesting to anybody.
“This snout is telling me, watch this house, on the finish of the season – it’s going to occur.”
Postecoglou was beforehand linked to Everton, earlier than they named Sean Dyche as alternative for Frank Lampard.
Maher reported the opposite membership concerned about Postecoglou, however most likely not needing his companies, was Nottingham Forest as a result of “sturdy Greek connection” via proprietor Evangelos Marinakis – who additionally owns Olympiakos.
“But they’re going fairly nicely Nottingham Forest, Steve Cooper took over and received them out of the Championship into the Premier League, has performed an excellent job,” Maher defined.
“It could be stiff on the bloke who’s performed all this good work with Nottingham Forest to switch him, and possibly even a bit fraught with hazard, so that appears much less doubtless as a possible (transfer) for Ange Postecoglou.”
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