Ange Postecoglou has a difficult first four matches as Tottenham manager because of THREE away games, followed by a home game against Erik ten Hag’s Man United and tests against Arsenal and Liverpool in September.
Ange Postecoglou will experience his “baptism of fire” with Tottenham when he begins the 2023–24 Premier League season with three difficult away games, beginning with Brentford, followed by a home match against Manchester United.
The Australian faces a formidable assignment at Spurs as he seeks to dispel the skepticism surrounding his appointment and must also inspire a team that is underachieving after finishing seventh last season.
As he works to rebuild the team, Harry Kane’s future is also likely to prove to be an unwelcome distraction. He will have wished for warmer starts after facing Thomas Frank’s talented team in the opening game..
Spurs were beaten 3-1 by the Bees in their final home game of last season and will still be licking their wounds from that encounter, which was a brutal assessment of where they are at as a club.
Frank’s men will feel confident of getting a positive result to start their campaign having exploited their weaknesses, though Spurs fans will hope Postecoglou can get the team set up to be much stronger at the back and unleash their attacking potential.
It doesn’t get any easier for the former Celtic boss as he’ll lock horns with Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag in his second game in charge.
The Red Devils had a superb first season under the Dutchman – finishing third and winning the Carabao Cup – so the game will be an early indicator of how Spurs have progressed under their new coach.
Trips to Bournemouth and newly promoted Burnley round out the first four games, which will both be challenging matches. September won’t be any more merciful, as they’ll play the first North London derby of the season against Arsenal on the 23rd.
The north Londoners will have a challenging day at Kenilworth Road the following week when they host Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and then travel to Premier League newcomers Luton Town.