Ex-Tottenham boss claims Postecoglou ‘will be out of a job very soon’ if Levy sets unrealistic objective

Lewis Oldham
Tottenham boss Postecoglou
Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou claps supporters

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood thinks Ange Postecoglou “will be out of a job very soon” if Daniel Levy wants him to get them in the Champions League.

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Postecoglou has left Scottish giants Celtic to join Tottenham Hotspur. 

Spurs parted company with Antonio Conte in March and Ryan Mason ended the 2022/23 season as the club’s interim manager. A miserable season for the Londoners resulted in them finishing eighth in the Premier League.

Their failure to qualify for Europe could work in Tottenham’s favour but Postecoglou has a big job on his hands and his situation will be even more difficult if star striker Harry Kane leaves to join Man Utd or Real Madrid.

Postecoglou joins Spurs after helping Celtic win the domestic treble in 2022/23 but Sherwood thinks his move to Spurs will be a “culture shock”.

“He will find it a culture shock, there are no ‘gimme’ games, and anyone can beat anyone especially when you are at Spurs,” Sherwood said on the No Tippy Tappy Football podcast.

“Without being disrespectful to the Scottish Premier League, you have four games a year and it is not a very competitive environment.

“The Premier League is the ultimate test and it’s a brave move from Tottenham’s point of view, but they have tried to go safe before with [Antonio] Conte and [Jose] Mourinho so why not roll the dice, and they have certainly done it this time.”

When talking about potential objectives for Spurs next season, Sherwood added: “When he sat down with Daniel Levy, I know Daniel would have said ‘we want to be in the Champions League’.

“It’s going to be very hard to get into the Champions League and if that is the objective, he will be out of a job very soon.”

READ MORE: Postecoglou given six months at Spurs as Man City create ‘meh’ moments

Sherwood also thinks Tottenham “need to get their recruitment” right this summer.

“First and foremost, they need to get their recruitment right,” Sherwood added.

“They have talked about how good his recruitment is with Kyogo Furuhashi going to Celtic, but they are at a different level to what you need in the Premier League.

“Perhaps you can go to Japan and bring some players in to play in the Scottish League, but you are fishing in a different pond to bring players into the Premier League.”

READ MORE: Premier League… Most profitable signing from every transfer window includes Mac Allister to Brighton