Tottenham low-down: Ange Postecoglou faces tough start to life as boss with THREE away games in his first four – before playing Erik ten Hag’s Man United at home in his second match… with tests against Arsenal and Liverpool in September

He faces three tricky away games in his first four and a clash against Man United

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Follow all the latest news around the Premier LeagAnge Postecoglou will be given a baptism of fire with Tottenham as he faces three tricky away games to kick off the 2023-24 Premier League season – starting with Brentford – before facing Manchester United at home in the second match.

The Australian is facing a huge challenge at Spurs as he bids to prove the doubters wrong following scepticism around his appointment, while he will also have to galvanise an under-achieving group after they finished eighth last season.

Harry Kane’s future is also set to prove an unwelcome distraction as he looks to rebuild the team – and he will have wished for kinder starts after being given an opening test against Thomas Frank’s impressive side.
Spurs were beaten 3-1 by the Bees in their final home game of last season and will still be licking their wounds from that encounter, which was a brutal assessment of where they are at as a club.

Frank’s men will feel confident of getting a positive result to start their campaign having exploited their weaknesses, though Spurs fans will hope Postecoglou can get the team set up to be much stronger at the back and unleash their attacking potential.ue fixture release day here It doesn’t get any easier for the former Celtic boss as he’ll lock horns with Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag in his second game in charge.

The Red Devils had a superb first season under the Dutchman – finishing third and winning the Carabao Cup – so the game will be an early indicator of how Spurs have progressed under their new coach.
The first four games are capped off with trips to Bournemouth and newly-promoted Burnley, which will both be tricky encounters – and September is hardly any more forgiving as they’ll play the first North London derby of the season against Arsenal on the 23rd of the month.

Just one week later it’s a home clash against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and then a trip to Premier League new boys Luton Town – who are sure to make it a difficult day out for the north Londoners at Kenilworth Road.November 4 is a day most Spurs fans will be dreading as they’ll come up against their formerly beloved ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino – who is preparing for his first season in charge at rivals Chelsea.

It will make for a very different London derby with both sides facing a season of transition with no European football.

Their first game against Premier League champions Man City will be on December 2 at the Etihad before another London derby against West Ham three days later.

A busy Christmas period sees them play Everton at home on December 23 and then a Boxing Day clash at Brighton. Their last game of 2023 will be at home to Brighton before starting off 2024 away at Man United – but not until January 13 following a short break.

Spurs will then travel to Stamford Bridge for their second clash against Chelsea on February 24 and then face an arguably favourable run until a tricky patch of fixtures in April. That will see them face Newcastle away, followed by Man City and Arsenal at home – which could prove crucial if both sides are battling high up the table – and then Liverpool away at the start of May.

Their last game of the 2023-24 Premier League season will be away at Sheffield United – who will be hoping they aren’t battling the drop on the final day.