Ange Postecoglou attracted by Tottenham's lack of silverware

Ange Postecoglou found Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of recent success “really appealing” because he relished the "challenge" of changing their fortunes.



Ange Postecoglou found Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of recent success “really appealing”.

The former Celtic boss took the reins at the London club over the summer and he admitted one of the reasons why he accepted the job was the “challenge” of trying to turn their fortunes around.

He told FourFourTwo magazine: “The biggest motivation for me was taking over a big club that hasn’t had success.

“They’re just the kind of challenges that I love and it’s pretty regular in my story – taking over a club that has had a disappointing year and is craving success.

“That’s what I’ve tried to seek throughout my whole career…

“When you look at Spurs, they’re a massive club, one of the world’s biggest if you look at the fantastic facilities and everything.

“It’s in the Premier League and I can see that people say, ‘Well you’re just jumping’.

“But the thing that really appealed to me was that the club hasn’t had success for a long time – I want to make an impact here as I did at other clubs.”

Spurs haven’t won a trophy since the 2008 League Cup but Ange’s sole focus for the club isn’t bagging silverware.

He explained: “The number one target is firstly just to get the team to play football that excites the supporters, that’s my aim.

“But ultimately, every club I’ve been at for any length of time has had success, and success means winning things.

“That’s the end game, for sure, but the priority is to play the game a certain way, then success follows.”