'That's the biggest attraction' - Ange Postecoglou explains main reason for joining Tottenham

'That's the biggest attraction' - Ange Postecoglou explains main reason for joining Tottenham
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Ange Postecoglou has explained the number one factor behind joining Tottenham Hotspur was his ambition to be the person to end their trophy drought.

Spurs parted ways with head coach Antonio Conte in March 2023 and spent the next couple of months identifying a successor, eventually settling on Celtic boss Postecoglou.

The Greek-Australian has proven a hit among Tottenham fans so far, with his young side on the verge of a return to European football and a likely Champions League berth if the Premier League are handed another qualification spot for the 2024/25 season.

Tottenham supporters have taken a liking to Postecoglou / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

In a press conference on Friday, Postecoglou was asked about his reasons for joining Spurs and whether their glamorous new stadium was a big part of that.

"It's a fantastic stadium and the facilities at the training ground are fantastic, so you factor that into it, but it wasn't the reason I came to Tottenham," he replied.

"When you talk about trying to compete at the highest level, you see how important it has become to have other revenue streams. I think for where we are as a club at the moment, without that ability to generate revenue from outside just the football, we would have been in a more difficult position to continually have a team that can compete at the highest level against some of the other clubs.

"The main reason I joined this football club, more than anything else, and I get it, it's the Premier League, I'm earning decent money, it's high profile, it's got a great stadium, great facilities, [but] it hasn't won anything for a while. That's why I came. That's the biggest attraction.

"If they were playing out of the back of some other stadium, it wouldn't have made a difference to me. I see a really big club which hasn't had success for a quite a while and it's a great challenge for me."

Tottenham have not won a trophy since 2008 when they took home the League Cup. They have since reached various finals - including in the Champions League in 2019 - but have endured a lengthy spell without silverware despite establishing themselves as a 'big six' Premier League side.

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