ANGE POSTECOGLOU has won league titles in Australia, Japan and Scotland.
The 57-year-old Greece-born gaffer won’t win one in England. Not at Tottenham Hotspur, anyway.
But Postecoglou, who has agreed “in principle” to a two-year deal at the North London outfit as he presses the Parkhead ejector button, may be consoled by any failure by the extravagant generosity of the club’s chairman, Daniel Levy.
Old ‘Hire’ Em and Fire ‘Em’ Levy tends to issue monumental cheques along with the manager’s P45.
Just ask Nuno Espirito Santo, who was introduced to the dug-out at the super-duper and imaginatively-named Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 30 2021 and got the boot on November 1 after only 17 games (eight wins, two draws and seven defeats, for the statistically-minded).
FAREWELL, OLD FRIEND…Ange Postecoglou holds his second successive title at Celtic. It could be a while before he again samples the same silverware sensation.
My sympathy for the Portuguese coach eroded somewhat when I discovered, via the English media, that he would be able to overcome his disappointment while he counted his pay-off after four fairly disastrous months.
Santo picked up a whopping £14million for his failure. FOURTEEN MILLION QUID!
Do you ever get the feeling you are in the wrong job, folks?
There’s benovelence and there’s bonkers. The absurd compensation sum apparently was a full two years’ salary. Nice work if you can get it.
Or can’t get it, as the case may be.
It seems Ange can’t fail in North London, whichever way you choose to look at it.
I’ve got a message for our favourite Greek-Australian: You’re in for a big cheque, mate. Guaranteed.
PS: Spurs have won the English First Division title twice – the last occasion was in 1961. That was before the world took notice of some strolling minstrels from Liverpool calling themselves The Beatles who had their first No.1 with ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand‘ three years later. It was a long time ago.