When Celtic first made a move for Ange Postecoglou after failing in their quest to bring Eddie Howe to Parkhead, it is safe to say that a lot of fans were not excited by the prospect of it. The manager had enjoyed a lot of success in both Japan and Australia but he did not have much experience in European football at that point of time and was a bit of an unknown.
Postecoglou has come in though and quickly established himself as a fan favourite. His style of football has caught the eye and after a shaky start, the results have improved significantly as well.
Things are certainly looking up for Celtic at this point of time. They are in the middle of a good run of form and playing well together as a team.
Squad depth is one of the major problems that Postecoglou faces at this point of time though and the Hoops are expected to strengthen when the January transfer window opens. The manager has made a brutally honest confession about Celtic’s transfer strategy though. While speaking on the club’s official YouTube channel and as reported by 67 Hail Hail, he said:
"“We’re never going to be a club that splashes out. We just don’t have the financial resources to do that, we’ll never be at the level when you see the economy of world football. So we’ve got to be really efficient in how we deal with both producing players and players we bring in.”"
Postecoglou makes brutally honest Celtic admission
There is no denying the fact that Celtic cannot compete in the transfer market with clubs from the big five European leagues. That has never been a secret.
Yes, the club have made some big signings in recent years but not when you compare them to the overall football transfer market. In fact, the transfer fees that the Scottish clubs used to shell out in the 1990s has not gone significantly up today.
Thus, they need to find good players available within their budget. And Postecoglou might be the perfect man to do that, with his knowledge of the overseas leagues. We have already seen him pull off a transfer masterstroke by signing Kyogo in the summer.