Ange Postecoglou is poised to hold his inaugural pre-match Premier League press conference as the Australian head coach readies Tottenham Hotspur for the opening fixture of the 2023-24 campaign.
The new Spurs manager is set to address inquiries concerning the immediate future of star player Harry Kane; recent reports suggest Kane’s move to Bayern Munich is nearly finalized, with current speculation indicating Tottenham has granted him permission for a medical examination at the German club.
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With one year left on his Tottenham contract, a proposed £95 million (AUD $185 million) transfer could significantly alter expectations for the new head at the club during Postecoglou’s inaugural season of his four-year agreement in North London.
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Ange Postecoglou has encountered several unwelcome challenges
The foremost concern revolves around the imminent departure of his star player. A substantial $AUD168 million offer from Bayern Munich for standout striker Harry Kane was accepted by the London club, with the transfer on the brink of official confirmation.
Additional setbacks, albeit less significant, have also emerged. Inclement weather led to the cancellation of Tottenham’s friendly match against Leicester City in Thailand, while a pre-season encounter with Roma was also called off. These disruptions have deprived Postecoglou of valuable match time to instill his tactics within the team.
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Tottenham will clash with Brentford FC at Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday, August 12 (kick-off 11pm AEST), marking the first Premier League match of Postecoglou’s tenure.
The Australian’s initial pre-match press conference of the season is scheduled for Friday at 1pm local time (10pm AEST) at Hotspur Way.
KEEPUP will provide real-time updates from Postecoglou’s debut Premier League press conference, offering insights as Tottenham gears up to face Brentford and commence the 2023-24 season.