ANGE POSTECOGLOU has already been mentioned among the frontrunners for the Liverpool manager’s job after Jurgen Klopp sensationally revealed today he would quit the club at the end of the season.
The former Celtic boss, who left Parkhead in June last year to take over Spurs, has already admitted to being a massive fan of the Anfield club as he grew up in Australia.
After only seven months in the Premier League where he has impressed at the London club, he is being tipped among the possibles to replace Klopp.
THE LAST HURRAH…Ange Postecoglou gazes at the newly-won Scottish Cup on June 3, just a couple of days before he quit Celtic for Spurs.
The ex-Hoops fans’ favourite won five domestic trophies in his two years in the east end of Glasgow and departed after leading the club to a world record eighth domestic treble.
Postecoglou hit the English top-flight with the force of a hurricane and won the first three Manager of the Month awards as he piloted Spurs to the top of the league.
They now sit in fifth place and kick off their FA Cup challenge against Manchester City in London this evening.
The 58-year-old one-time Australian World Cup chief defeated Kopp and Liverpool 2-1 in the league in September.
Postecoglou has been placed among the top five candidates, according to The Independent.
Inriguingly, the newspaper also lists former Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard, now managing in Saudi Arabia, as a possibility. The former Merseyside club captain is, of course, a legend at the club after his sterling playing career.
Another ex-player who is rated is Xabi Alonso, currently in charge of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, alongside Roberto De Zerbi, current chief at Brighton, and German international head coach Julian Nagelsmann.
WAVING FAREWELL…Jurgen Klopp acknowledges the Liverpool fans, but he will be saying goodbye to the Kop at the end of the season.
Klopp joined Liverpool in October 2015 and has won the Champions League, Premier League, Club World Cup, FA Cup, League Cup and Super Cup, as well as the Community Shield during his time in charge.
“I can understand it’s a shock for a lot of people in this moment, when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it, or at least try to explain it.
“I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team, I love the staff.
“I love everything. But that I still take this decision shows you I am convinced it is the one I have to take.
“I have no problem, obviously, I knew it already for longer that I will have to announce it at one point, but I am absolutely fine. I know I cannot do the job again and again and again and again.”