Postecoglou happy to relegate the King's favourite team

Ange Postecoglou reckons he will be perfectly happy to disappoint The King by ensuring his favourite soccer team, Burnley, get relegated this weekend.

Postecoglou was invited to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday by the Australian Government and was joined by Aussie compatriots Scott Munn, Spurs' chief operating officer, first-team coach Mile Jedinak and Charli Grant, of the women's team.

The Tottenham contingent did not get to meet Charles, but enjoyed the visit to the royal residence in Westminster, leaving Athens-born Postecoglou to joke that he would only have asked about the future of the Parthenon Marbles, the ancient Greek sculptures which now reside in the British Museum in London.

Charles III and Burnley
Postecoglou did not meet the King - but is happy to send Charles' favourite soccer team down. (AP PHOTO)

A more pressing concern for Postecoglou is to ensure an end to Spurs' four-match winless run. If he manages that in Saturday's fixture, it will mean visitors Burnley, the team that Charles revealed back in 2012 that he supported, will get relegated from the Premier League.

"Probably why they kept him away from me," Postecoglou laughed when told of Charles' football allegiances.

"I would be happy to disappoint him on that front. No problem."

On the Buckingham Palace outing, Postecoglou said: "We got an invite from the Australian government. It was nice, a different experience.

"Just really inspiring because the people we met there work for charities, great causes, military people, people who are real heroes for society.

"I didn't get within 10 feet of The King and if I had have got closer I probably would have asked him about the Parthenon marbles and I would probably have got thrown out!"

Postecoglou has remained defiant amid a run of four consecutive defeats, but has some key decisions to make on Saturday.

Midfielder Oliver Skipp impressed as a makeshift left-back when substituted on for the final 30 minutes of the 4-2 loss away to Liverpool and Richarlison scored in an impressive cameo.

Both could start against Burnley and Postecoglou is eager to return to winning ways in the penultimate home match of the season.