Gary Neville warns Tottenham that Manchester City could target Ange Postecoglou as Pep Guardiola’s successor
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 16, 2023 - 09:52PM
Ange Postecoglou has made an impressive start at Tottenham (Getty)

believes Tottenham manager will be on ’s radar as a potential replacement for .

Spurs made it back-to-back wins for the first time since October as goals from Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski sealed a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Friday evening.

Neville has described Postecoglou’s ability to revolutionise Tottenham’s style of play in a matter of months as ‘staggering’ and admits he now ‘loves’ watching Spurs play.

But the former Manchester United defender has warned Spurs that City could come calling for Postecoglou when Guardiola eventually departs.

‘We see, sometimes, managers say they need time to build a style at a football club, time to get used to the players,’ Neville told .

Gary Neville says Ange Postecoglou could be in the running to succeed Pep Guardiola at Manchester (Getty)

‘What he’s [Postecoglou] done in such a short period of time is quite staggering because he’s not only implementing what would be an idea of play, he’s put something in place that’s breathtaking to watch, but actually it’s quite complex when you watch it from a football point of view.

‘When you think getting players into positions, to be like clockwork, can take not just months, or 40, 50 matches, it can take two to three seasons. You see even in that first season at , it was difficult for him to get exactly what he wanted across [to the players]. Eventually obviously he has and it’s unbelievable.

‘But for Ange Postecoglou the way in which they’re playing and the football that they’re playing, fans won’t like this, but he is amazing and if you’re Manchester City losing Pep Guardiola in a year or two you’ll be looking at thinking, ‘wow, that’s exactly what we want to see’. But for the time being, Spurs have got to enjoy him.

‘They’re not going to potentially finish in the top four, they might finish in the top four, there’s one place probably up for grabs, but what they can do is enjoy one of the best brands of football I’ve seen since I’ve finished playing football.

‘I love watching Tottenham play, and that hasn’t always been the case over the last few years.’


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