Ange Postecoglou Dealt Pre-Season Blow As Valued Assistant Quits Tottenham For Another Club

The search for his replacement begins.

Ange Postecoglou Dealt Pre-Season Blow As Valued Assistant Quits Tottenham For Another Club

Ange Postecoglou’s assistant manager Chris Davies has accepted the manager job at Birmingham, dealing a huge blow to the Australian coach at a crucial time in Tottenham Hotspur’s pre-season.

After an eventful first season in the top flight of English football, Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou will be filled with renewed optimism that the Club can assess their performances of the last campaign and reinforce the team in necessary positions ahead of the preseason.

But the latest news coming out of Tottenham this week will have rocked Postecoglou’s plans for the coming months ahead, with the most senior member of his backroom staff leaving the Club after just one year to take the managerial post in the Championship.

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Chris Davies leaves Tottenham for Birmingham job

Chris Davies was one of Postecoglou’s first recruits for his new-look coaching team when he joined the North London side over a year ago, but he has left Tottenham to join Birmingham City in the second division in English football.

The Welsh coach has a strong CV with Swansea, Liverpool, Celtic and Leicester when the team were playing in the Premier League under Brendan Rodgers, and arrived with a glowing reputation for wanting to play fast, progressive football.

His departure comes at an awkward time for Tottenham whose focus will no doubt be on bringing in the right type of player to suit Ange Postecoglou’s style of play, but Postecoglou has said he’d never stand in his team’s way if they take a coaching job elsewhere.

“I’ve always been relaxed. I have said in the past it is part of my role to develop staff and I am really proud of the fact a lot of the guys I’ve worked with, the reason they are not with me as assistants is because they are senior managers in their own right,” Postecoglou said.

With Spurs returning to the Europa League for the first time in four years, whoever comes in will need to be able to handle the pressure of coaching in Postecoglou’s notoriously demanding system. The search for his replacement begins.