Chelsea are considering Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou as a candidate to become their next head coach, according to reports.
Sky Sports claimed this week that Mauricio Pochettino, Vincent Kompany and an unnamed candidate were on a three-man shortlist to become Chelsea’s next manager.
The Guardian has shared this afternoon that Ange Postecoglou is the surprise name on the managerial shortlist.
It is explained that the 57-year-old Celtic boss is the ‘surprise inclusion’ on Chelsea’s list of candidates.
The report does say that the Blues are leaning towards offering the job to Pochettino, though.
Finally, Chelsea fans now know the mystery manager in contention.
Postecoglou, 57, comes as a big shock to us.
If you watch Scottish football, though, you’ll know the Australian coach has done a fantastic job during nearly two years in charge of Celtic.
The Bhoys are storming towards yet another Scottish Premiership title and have lost just one league game all season. In fact, they’re on course to win a domestic treble if they go all the way in the Scottish FA Cup.
He’s not managed in any of Europe’s biggest leagues before, but he’s well recognised for being a superb man-manager. He coaches attacking and expansive football, too.
We actually like the idea of Postecoglou getting a job in England. He’ll definitely be a superb addition to the Premier League.
He’s proven he’s tactically astute and has huge belief in his ideas. The fact he’s handled the pressure at a big club like Celtic is a big plus, too.
However, we feel it’s far too big a risk for Chelsea to go and make him their permanent manager next season. Pochettino definitely feels a much safer pair of hands on the elite stage.