Harry Redknapp wades in on Ange Postecoglou to Tottenham as ‘brilliant’ talks revealed

Tottenham news: Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is now the clear favourite to become Spurs’ next manager

Tottenham have received the green light from former manager Harry Redknapp to appoint Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou.

Postecoglou, 57, is in the frame to take over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after emerging as the leading candidate this week. Daniel Levy is yet to appoint a replacement for Antonio Conte, who left over two months ago, with Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason seeing the season through.According to reports, the Australian is ‘edging closer’ to becoming the next permanent manager at Tottenham. Any movement in the deal will occur following Saturday’s Scottish Cup final against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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While the appointment of the Celtic boss hasn’t provided the pre-arrival excitement among Spurs supporters, Harry Redknapp believes Postecoglou is a good fit for his former club after following his career closely.

“I said to a few people I thought he would be a frontrunner,” he told BBC Scotland. “If I was looking for somebody, if I was the chairman of Tottenham he would be right at the top of my list so it doesn’t surprise me.”I’m sure it’d be a big blow to the Celtic fans to lose him. But I don’t know, he’s leaving a great club in Celtic but maybe the Premier League, the contract, the wages and what goes with it might be hard for him to turn it down if he does get offered.

“I actually met Tim Cahill a few years back. I managed the Jordan national team for two games and we played Australia and Tim Cahill came up and had a chat with me before the game and said to me, ‘our manager is excellent, he’s different class Harry, he’s brilliant’.”That stuck with me. It was interesting, he’s played for a lot of top clubs, been a top player for so many years and played under loads of great managers and he’s telling me about a guy I’ve never heard of from Australia so I was quite shocked. But it stuck in my mind and I’ve followed his career and I think Tim was right, he is excellent.”