After months and months of rumours and speculation, Celtic’s chase for a manager is finally over. Ange Postecoglou will be the man in the Parkhead dugout come next season.
Postecoglou has enjoyed a tremendous career already, lifting league titles with multiple clubs and winning trophies on the international level as well, as he guided the Australian national team to their only AFC Asian Cup ever.
Along the way, he has been known for the exciting football that his teams play as well. In fact, his Brisbane Roar side were called ‘Roarcelona’ for the beautiful style of football that they showcased on the pitch. That side also held the record for the longest undefeated streak in Australian sporting history when they went 36 games without tasting defeat.
Hopefully, he can get the Hoops playing that kind of football as well. But Postecoglou knows how important it will be to win titles at Parkhead as well. As reported by Celtic’s official website, the club’s new manager said:
“I always drive to win things like anyone else, but I have a clear idea of how I want my football teams to play and that’s to make sure our supporters don’t sit down for 90 minutes. That’s an important part but it’s also a formula that’s worked for me to have success.
“I definitely want to entertain the faithful at Celtic Park and make sure they’re excited about the way the team plays, but the ultimate goal is to make sure the team are successful.”
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Ange Postecoglou has a tough task ahead of him at Celtic
There are two things that Postecoglou will be expected to do at Celtic. The first and most important is to win titles. The second one is get the side playing exciting attacking football, especially after a disappointing campaign that saw them finish without a trophy and lose the Premiership title race to the Rangers by 25 points.
Of course, it won’t be an easy task. And the fact that the squad looks set to undergo a massive overhaul over the course of the next few months, with the likes of Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer expected to head for the exit door, will make things even more difficult for him.
It does provide him the opportunity to build the squad almost from scratch. And let’s hope that he gets the backing that he needs to get this team challenging for major trophies once again.