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Ange Postecoglou is a ‘serious consideration’ for vacant Premier League job

Jayden Collins

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Ange Postecoglou is a ‘serious consideration’ for vacant Premier League job

Former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou could be in line for a move to the Premier League.

The Celtic manager has been tipped as a ‘strong contender’ to replace Graham Potter at Brighton with the Englishman moving to Chelsea after they shockingly sacked Thomas Tuchel.

Potter has worked wonders for Brighton since his appointment in 2019 with the English side looking for a suitable replacement.

According to The Sunday Times, Postecoglou is one of the frontrunners to take the helm.

Credit: REUTERS / Alamy
Credit: REUTERS / Alamy

Scottish football correspondent Douglas Alexander revealed: “Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou remains under serious consideration by Brighton & Hove Albion as they seek a successor to Graham Potter.

“Contrary to reports that the Australian is not on a four-man shortlist drawn up by the club, he is a strong contender on a longer list of candidates with the club currently doing their due diligence before drawing up a shortlist.

“Brighton have been impressed by the feedback they have received so far on the 57-year-old.

“Not only in how he transformed the team on the pitch last season to win the Premiership title and League Cup, but also his personal qualities, including the calmness he maintained with the media during a difficult start in the job.”

Aussie’s won’t be surprised by the news considering the work he has done at Celtic, and the love he has received from The Hoops faithful.

Postecoglou has turned The Bhoys back into a dominant force in Scottish football and aims to compete at a high level in Europe.

And while he may be offered the position at Brighton many believe he’d be foolish to leave his current position, nor would he want to.

Even in a 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League, 60,000 Celtic fans could be heard chanting the Australian’s name.

Not a common feat for any manager to still have the fans on your side in a resounding defeat, even if it is against the reigning European champions. 

The Times reports that former Premier League manager Paul Lambert urged Ange to keep at it with Celtic.

He said: “I don’t know the ins and outs of it and if Ange has said anything, but if you are talking about the size of clubs they [Brighton] can’t compare with Celtic. 

“There is no comparison. You can compare the leagues, without a doubt, but the job he has got here is huge.”

He added: “It’s better to be linked with jobs than having fans calling for your head. You’d rather be told you are doing great than folk saying there’s a car waiting for you out the front! I think he loves it here. 

“You can go to another club and all of a sudden things don’t work and you are back to square one. At the moment he’s got everything rocking here. Keeping it going is easier said than done.”



Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy. Scott Hortop Travel / Alamy.

Topics: Celtic, Brighton And Hove Albion, Australia, Football, Premier League, Scottish Premiership

Jayden Collins
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