Agbonlahor can't believe Leeds United could appoint Ange Postecoglou after Celtic reveal
Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou is not likely to take the Leeds United job this summer – even if they avoid relegation to the Championship.
The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 57-year-old will want to increase his legend status in Glasgow by making the Hoops a force in Europe.
Sources told this site on Wednesday (10 May) that Celtic are anticipating interest from Premier League and overseas clubs for manager Postecoglou this summer.
It is believed that Leeds have continuously shown an interest in the Australian and are monitoring his situation as they look for a permanent boss to take the hot seat in the off-season.
The Whites, who are currently under the stewardship of Sam Allardyce on an interim basis, are under threat of relegation to the Championship.
19th-place Leeds are two points from safety ahead of their last three games against Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham.
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Postecoglou has led Celtic to back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles and is just one win away from masterminding a famous domestic treble.
Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “I think he’d be a very good appointment if they stay up.
“Leeds have to get the right man if they manage to stay in the Premier League. It’s been a clown show at Leeds.
“They need someone who is going to get them up to mid-table by bringing in the right players and playing the right football.
“Postecoglou would be a great addition, but I don’t think he’ll want to go.
“He hasn’t done anything in the Champions League yet, and I think he’ll want to make a statement in that competition – getting into the knockout stages.
“I don’t think he’ll leave yet – and not to Leeds, either. They’re not the most attractive job, and not one you would leave Celtic for.”
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