Ange Postecoglou seen as Pep Guardiola's successor at Manchester City
Ange Postecoglou has made a great start to his Premier League career
If Pep Guardiola decides to step down from his position when his current contract expires in the summer of 2025, Ange Postecoglou is already considered a dark horse to be at the top of Manchester City’s list of possible replacements.
Ange Postecoglou, who worked earlier for the City Football Group at Yokohama Marinos, has the opportunity to further his standing within the organisation by eliminating Guardiola’s club from the FA Cup on Friday night against Tottenham Hotspur—not that he will have paid it the least thought.
Although Guardiola has indicated that he might stay at City into 2025, Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton, and Vincent Kompany, the club’s former defender, were all mentioned as potential successors.
Though it is far from likely that they will be able to lure him away from Spurs, Telegraph Sport has been informed that Postecoglou may be the player that City should focus on the following summer if Guardiola decides not to extend his contract.
Postecoglou is thrilled to be at Tottenham and has intimated that he wants to settle down and remain for a long time, despite the 115 allegations that could result in punishment hanging over City.
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Despite his stellar start, Postecoglou inked a four-year deal with Spurs, and while there is concern that his terms may need to be improved, the 58-year-old is reportedly eligible for an array of related performance benefits.
Postecoglou is expected to receive incentives or compensation increases for leading Spurs back to the Champions League or winning trophies, though specifics of those have not been made public.
Postecoglou is currently gaining the trust of Tottenham president Daniel Levy and chief football director Scott Munn, who was also employed by CFG. This trust was demonstrated by the club’s readiness to move quickly in the January transfer window to sign Radu Dragusin and Timo Werner on loan. Midfielder Conor Gallagher may still see a late bid.
Postecoglou has stated that he will always be “forever indebted” to Brian Marwood, the global head of football at City, for offering him the position in Yokohama. The two continue to be romantically involved.
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