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Dwight Yorke has backed Ange Postecoglou to be a success at Tottenham, insisting football fans and experts shouldn't be surprised to see him make his mark in the Premier League.
Postecoglou was officially unveiled as Spurs new manager on Tuesday after signing a four-year deal to become the first-ever Australian manager in the Premier League's history.
Tottenham had been looking for a new permanent manager since sacking Antonio Conte in March, with Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason taking up roles as interim coaches over the next two months.
A move for Feyenoord boss Arne Slot fell through at the last hour, as the Dutchman committed himself to the Eredivisie side, and attention soon turned to Postecoglou, who won five out of six domestic trophies available in two seasons at Celtic.
The Australian has never managed in one of Europe's top five leagues, but Yorke, now an ambassador for aceodds.com, believes concerns over his pedigree are misplaced.
Ange Postecoglou was appointed as Spurs manager on Tuesday morning - but he has his doubters despite his golden run with Celtic (pictured)
Dwight Yorke has backed the Australian to be a success in the Premier League - and has some advice for anyone who wants to undermine him based on the standard of Scottish football
'He's obviously done the business up in Scotland,' the former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker told Mail Sport just days before Postecoglou's appointment was made official.
'Because he's been successful, I know people will probably try to undermine the level of teams in Scotland.
'But at the end of the day, you can only beat the teams in front of you. And he's been able to do that consistently.'
The former Socceroos boss is no stranger to having to prove doubters wrong.
His move to Celtic two years ago was widely mocked, given his lack of experience in European football, having coached in Japan and Australia for much of his career.
Postecoglou, however, swiftly won over his critics.
In his first season at Parkhead, he won the League Cup and wrestled the SPL title back from Rangers, before defending both trophies this season.
On Saturday, he became only the fifth manager in Celtic history to