A number of Celtic players have been expected to depart Parkhead for quite some time now. But it looks like Ange Postecoglou won’t make those decisions before having spoken with those players himself.
This summer, some contracts are nearing their end, which could mean that the club might have very little choice but to let them leave. But could the arrival of a new manager change a few of these players’ minds and lead to them staying?
There has been an exciting around Parkhead in Postecoglou’s first few days at the club. He has spoken clearly about his stance on players who are believed to want to move on this summer and how he will approach the situation.
Ryan Christie, Kristoffer Ajer and Odsonne Edouard are first-team stars who could very well be on their way out this summer, with all of them having a year or less left on their respective current deals. But Postecoglou still has to make up his own mind when it comes to these contract situations.
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Postecoglou spoke openly and honestly on his approach regarding the situation. It looks like he will make his decision after having a discussion with the players themselves.
As reported by the Daily Record, the new Celtic manager said:
“Why should I when I’ve not had that discussion with them?
“I’ll make those decisions myself based on what I see and assess.
“I have a multitude of people giving me advice and opinions. But I’m the one responsible.
“I’ll have those discussions with the players and make sure the club’s interests are protected.
“Do I have to make a quick decision on Edouard? Again, it’ll be a two-way conversation. It’s not just about me and what I desire.”
He also promised those who choose to stay that they will be part of something special:
“Hopefully, they see some synergy there and they want to be involved.
“Because whoever does choose to stay, I want to guarantee them that they’ll be part of something special.
“And maybe they should think about it before leaving. Because once you go out the door, it’s very hard to get back in.
“I will do what’s best for the club. If that means players depart, they’ll depart. If it means they stay, they stay.”
To be honest, that is quite exciting if you are a Celtic fan. It is clear that Postecoglou intends on building something special at Parkhead. And judging from his record, he has won titles almost everywhere that he has been at till now. If he can make the adjustment to Scottish football, we could be in for a treat here.