Robert Vilahamn, the new manager of Tottenham’s women’s team, has been a keen observer of Ange Postecoglou’s successful to start to life in north London.
Both coaches were hired by the same recruitment team and with the same goal in mind - to create a ‘Tottenham identity’ through their style of play.
Postecoglou is unbeaten in his first six Premier League games. Vilahamn knows a similarly flying start may be tough for his team, with Women’s Super League champions Chelsea first up on Sunday. But the manager, who arrived from Swedish club Hacken, is aiming to entertain.
‘When they [Tottenham] recruited me there were the same recruitment staff recruiting Ange,’ Vilahamn says.
‘So they talk about how Tottenham want to play, they look for those coaches, me and Ange are probably playing in quite a similar way, we lead in a certain way which is also quite similar.
‘It's going to be that identity where you see “now it's Tottenham playing football”.
‘Tottenham want to play a style with the men's team and the women's team, academy and I think me and Ange try to do the same stuff with how to play, not the same formation all the time but trying to be brave enough to play good, offensive football.
‘In the long run you're going to see a Tottenham that dictate games, press high, want to lean forward and try to score a lot of goals.
‘The men's team are already winning games. Hopefully we can have a good start, make some good results, but I also need to have respect against the top teams in the league.’
Spurs finished a disappointing ninth last season after managing to claw themselves out of the relegation battle towards the end of the campaign.
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