After compiling a third consecutive Premier League manager of the month award, Ange Postecoglou’s chances of making it four in a row have dissipated. The Tottenham boss witnessed his makeshift side unravel in the final six stoppage-time minutes as Wolves came from a goal down to secure a 2-1 win. It was their second loss in a week, signaling November as a challenging month for Postecoglou. The Australian manager achieved a unique feat on Friday by being voted the league’s top manager in August, September, and October, but Tottenham’s losses have now ruled out the possibility of him matching Guardiola’s record of four managerial gongs in a row.
In midweek, Tottenham suffered a 4-1 home loss to Chelsea, which landed them with suspensions and injuries that resulted in the need for a patchwork squad. Despite the challenging circumstances, Postecoglou acknowledged their effort and maintained a positive outlook on their future growth. The defeat at the hands of Wolves was particularly disheartening, as Spurs had finished October on top of the table. Brennan Johnson’s early goal put the visitors ahead before Wolves managed to stage a late comeback with two goals in stoppage time, sealing a dramatic victory.
The defeat at Wolves marked a tough week for Postecoglou, who had to deal with suspensions and injuries to assemble a competitive squad. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko helped Arsenal secure a win with a spectacular goal, while Manchester United also secured a victory following their midweek Champions League defeat. Additionally, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe had a forgettable return to Bournemouth as his former club secured a 2-0 win, and Everton claimed a thrilling 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace.
With injuries and suspensions causing disruptions for multiple teams, it’s been a challenging start to November for Premier League managers. Despite the setbacks, the outlook remains positive, as teams continue to strive for success in the highly competitive league.