Ange Postecoglou agrees with Harry Kane and explains why he wanted James Maddison at Tottenham

Ange Postecoglou admits his expectations for Tottenham closely mirror Harry Kane’s and the Australian has explained exactly why he wanted to add James Maddison to his squad.

Kane, who has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, said of Tottenham towards the end of last season that “I feel we’ve lost a bit of the values ​​at this club over the last few years, that is about finding a way. to get back on the same page again and of course with the fans as well”.

Postecoglou, who has joined Spurs after leading Celtic to five trophies in two seasons including the domestic treble this year, says he has similar beliefs about how a club should operate and is determined to ensure that there is a clear direction for everyone involved in the Nordics. London outfit.

“My philosophy – ‘philosophy’ I hate to use buzzwords – about culture to me is that it’s just people,” the 57-year-old said. “It’s people who define an environment. It’s very easy to come in and say this is what I want the culture to look like, but I have people who don’t fit into it, who don’t have characteristics or behavior.

“So the first thing you have to understand is what kind of people we have. The values ​​that I hold dear are reflected in a lot of the values ​​that this football club has in terms of the way you play football, but my foundation of culture and behavior is that we are all very lucky to do what we do.

“There’s not a person that comes through these gates that shouldn’t come through with a smile on their face, especially the football players. It starts there. If you have an appreciation and respect for your environment and the people there, I think that gives you a good chance to create something.

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“Sometimes people need direction with it. If there’s no clear direction and clarity about what it’s going to look like, people can go off and do their own thing. I understand that. I have been and I will be pretty clear about my expectations around how I think we need to be as a group of players, a group of staff and as a football club and I don’t think it’s too far from the sort of things that Harry talked about.”

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