Ange Postecoglou beats Arsenal boss to Manager of the Year award

Ange Postecoglou’s work at Tottenham has not gone unnoticed after the Australian legend was named Manager of the Year at the 2024 London Football Awards.

Postecoglou pipped Arsenal boss and 2023 winner Mikel Arteta to the honour, despite the Spaniard overseeing another Premier League title charge.

A-Leagues great Postecoglou was also up against West Ham’s David Moyes, outgoing Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes and Leyton Orient manager Richie Wellens for the managerial gong at the LFAs, which is just for London clubs.

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He is the first Spurs boss to win the award since Mauricio Pochettino in 2018-19.

“Little bit bizarre,” Postecoglou told BBC Radio London after receiving the award. “Honoured but not really made the impact I want to you yet.

“Obviously what we’ve done so far as a football club, people have noticed which is great. I think our supporters have enjoyed elements of our football so far. Just more to come.”

He added: “I’ve only been here seven or eight months and we still haven’t achieved anything near what we want to do.”

“Really trying hard to bring some success to the club and really relish what that will bring,” Postecoglou continued.

The Aussie has transformed Tottenham after Spurs missed out on European football last season.

Despite the departure of all-time leading goalscorer Harry Kane on the eve the season, Postecoglou has introduced his trademark brand of attacking football that has delighted Tottenham fans.

Spurs – fifth in the standings – have beaten Manchester United and Liverpool this season, while they have also earned points against Arsenal and Premier League holders Manchester City.