In his debut season in the English Premier League (EPL), Postecoglou has overseen Tottenham’s early season surge. Leading Spurs to the top of the league in the absence of Harry Kane. Despite suffering their first loss of the season in the 11th round against Chelsea, the Spurs fever hasn’t died down yet.
As such, Postecoglou was named EPL Manager of the Month for October. It’s his third consecutive award after winning in August and September. Postecoglou’s influence is dominating the EPL.
In the midst of all of this, there’s been an “all-time high” praise for Postecoglou, and it’s coming from a legend of Tottenham’s biggest rival, Arsenal.레모나토토 도메인
“Postecoglou is like Alex Ferguson,” Arsenal legend Ian Wright said on a podcast. He described it as ‘Fergie-esque’.
Who is Ferguson?
He took a mediocre team, Manchester United, and turned them into one of the most dominant teams in the world. He’s the longest-serving manager in the club’s history, having coached the club for a whopping 27 years, from 1986 to 2013.
During that time, the club won 38 trophies, including 13 EPL titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League (UCL) titles. Ferguson also won English soccer’s first “treble” in 1999. Since Ferguson took over, United have not won the EPL.
Ferguson is considered one of the greatest managers in the history of world soccer, beyond United and beyond the EPL. He is the most revered manager by United players and fans alike.
This Ferguson lookalike is being compared to the best manager in EPL history. That’s pretty high praise indeed.
Wright’s focus was on Postecoglou’s tactics. A tactic that smells of Ferguson: attacking with two men against Chelsea. He called it a stroke of genius that no one saw coming.
“When I saw the tactics Postecoglou used against Chelsea, I thought of Ferguson. Two players were sent off, but Postecoglou made a crazy challenge. Chelsea hadn’t scored for a while, and there was a bit of hope that Tottenham would hold on, but there was no way they would,” explains Wright.
“If Eric ten Hagh had used that tactic, everyone would have thought he had lost his mind. Postecoglou’s extreme tactics looked like Ferguson. I thought it was a stroke of genius to put the line up high with two men sent off. I’ve never seen that kind of tactic before. It was a feat of protecting his team and making his team more valuable. That’s what Fergie did to protect his team.”