Jordan defends Tottenham chief Levy over appointment of Postecoglou

Simon Jordan has defended Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for bringing Ange Postecoglou to the club.

Celtic boss Postecoglou is set to take over at Spurs, who are looking for a permanent replacement for Antonio Conte and were linked with several other managers.

Speaking on Talksport, former Crystal Palace owner Jordan said: “Any appointment Daniel Levy makes will not be good enough for some Tottenham fans because in the last two or three years not a lot has gone right for Tottenham.

“I think it’s a decent appointment. I think he’s a very good manager and will play a brand of football that will appeal to the Tottenham fans.

“Obviously he’s coming into a league that’s very competitive, but this is a man that’s gone into Scottish football, scored 114 goals in 38 games – so his team score three goals a game – and you can only beat what’s in front of you.

“He’s going to get a better group of players, arguably – maybe not in mindset right now but certainly in technical ability – at Tottenham.”

Levy has been heavily criticised by Spurs fans and many on social media have expressed disappointment at the expected appointment.

But Jordan said: “I wonder which sensible observers would suggest that Postecoglou is beneath Tottenham.

“I think (it’s) emotional reactions where you want to look at the person that’s running the football club and suggest that any decisions he makes (are wrong).

“I think Postecoglou has the chops to work with Daniel, which is not an easy feat – I’ve never made the case that he’s easy to work with.”