Ange Postecoglou stated his focus remained firmly on guiding Glasgow giants Celtic to a Scottish treble regardless of hypothesis linking him with the managerial emptiness at Tottenham Hotspur.
Victory over Championship aspect Inverness within the Scottish Cup closing at Hampden Park on Saturday would imply Glasgow giants Celtic had accomplished a clear sweep of main home silverware this season.
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It would additionally give the Hoops 5 out of six Scottish trophies accessible since former Australia boss Postecoglou, 57, joined from Japanese aspect Yokohama F Marinos in June 2021.
But the build-up to the sport has been dominated by discuss that Postecoglou may turn out to be the newest supervisor given the prospect to revive the ailing fortunes of Spurs.
ESPN even reported Tottenham plan on holding talks with Postecoglou instantly after the Scottish FA Cup closing as Daniel Levy seems to shortly appoint a everlasting alternative for Antonio Conte.
Postecoglou, nevertheless, stated Thursday: “Somebody else was favorite final week, wasn’t he? So, it doesn’t register.
“I get all of the curiosity and why folks love to take a position on this stuff. But now we have labored actually, actually exhausting to get ourselves into this place and, for me to let my thoughts wander about anything than getting our staff ready for a giant day on Saturday, is simply not who I’m.”
Postecoglou continues to be closely linked to the Tottenham submit. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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Postecoglou has additionally been linked with quite a few Premier League golf equipment this season together with Leeds, Everton, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Chelsea.
“You are making it sound as if it’s the primary time this has occurred to me,” he advised reporters. “We have performed this dance a couple of instances this yr.
“The gamers have been actually good at specializing in what’s vital. What’s vital is being prepared for a giant recreation on Saturday.
“I’ve dealt with it earlier than and I’ll deal with it the identical method. It doesn’t enter my sphere of pondering as a result of my function is to ensure the staff is completely ready for what the subsequent problem is.
“If a cup closing isn’t sufficient to attract all my consideration to that, then nothing shall be.”