Don’t get too used to winning! Ange Postecoglou spends final day before officially starting as Tottenham boss at Lord’s as Australian watches his countrymen take control of second Ashes Test against England
Ange Postecoglou enjoyed his final day before officially starting as Tottenham boss at Lord’s, with the Aussie manager treated to a masterclass from his countrymen in the Ashes.
Postecoglou, 57, was announced as Spurs boss earlier this month, with the club confirming that the former Celtic manager would take over from Antonio Conte on July 1.
The Australian has been tasked with getting the north London club back into the top four, while he has to contend with the growing uncertainty surrounding Harry Kane’s future.
But Postecoglou was able to unwind on Friday as he was spotted at the Home of Cricket for the third day of the second Ashes Test between Australia and England.
With the Aussies already 1-0 up in the series, Postecoglou saw Pat Cummins’ side take control of the match after bowling England out for 325, 91 runs short of the visitors’ first innings total.
Ange Postecoglou was at Lord’s for day three of the second Ashes Test
Australia took control in London as England collapsed in spectacular fashion
Despite the fact Postecoglou officially starts his new job on Saturday, it appears that he has already begun laying the foundations for his stint at Tottenham.
The club announced the £45million signing of James Maddison on Thursday, and the former Leicester midfielder revealed how a phone call with the Aussie persuaded him to join the project.
‘I feel a hunger about the place,’ he said in his first interview with the club. ‘You come here, and you get a feel for the club and the people, everything about it, and it feels brilliant. Like I said, I’m very happy and can’t wait to get going.
‘I spoke to the manager, spoke to Daniel and they both spoke very highly of everything about the club and of me. Speaking to the manager was very important, how he’s going to be, with that little bit of the unknown, so to have a decent chat with him and to get his thoughts on things, how he sees Spurs going this season..
‘He said one thing to me on the call, I hope he won’t mind me saying this, but he said, ‘whether you come or not, you’re going to see a completely different Spurs team under me’, and that kind of stuck with me that he said that. I thought ‘wow there’s that same self belief that I’ve got in myself’.
Postecoglou has also confirmed his backroom staff, with his former Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak joining as an assistant coach.