Ange Postecoglou Celtic exit to Tottenham would be ‘hard to say no’ to claims Andy Walker

The Hoops boss is now reportedly the London club’s ‘preferred candidate’ for their manager job

Ange Postecoglou would find it hard to turn down an offer to leave Celtic and manage Tottenham Hotspur, claims Andy Walker.

Reports linking the Aussie-Greek to the vacant Spurs hotseat seriously intensified on Wednesday with chairman Daniel Levy reportedly ‘impressed’ by the Hoops gaffer’s work in Glasgow, which came before Sky Sports News told the world that Postecoglou is the London club’s ‘preferred candidate’ for the top gig.

Former Celtic striker Andy Walker has – like many others – always been one to marvel at Postecoglou’s Celtic revolution and reckons he has unfinished business in the Champions League group stage next season. But he warned that the riches of the English Premier League would ‘excite’ any manager wanting to ply their trade there and says the chance to achieve something remarkable at Spurs could be very tempting for the Parkhead boss.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Walker said: “Look, I don’t know what motivates Ange Postecoglou – I’m sure it’s the whole package. But just in a general sense, he will clearly get…I don’t know what times his (Celtic) salary but it will dwarf what his salary is here at Celtic Park.

“And I’m not saying Spurs is a bigger club, but my goodness, it’s a bigger league and the richest in the world.

“The opportunity to do something special at Spurs, I think any manager that’s in speculation about getting the job would be excited at being the one to turn Spurs around, get them into the Champions League and get them winning a trophy again.

“It would be hard to say no.”