Ange Postecoglou was heralded for his eye for talent during his time as Celtic manager and he continues to show that at Tottenham Hotspur as well. The signings that club made during the Australian's first season in charge were truly unbelievable. The likes of Kyogo, Jota, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Reo Hatate, Matt O'Riley, Daizen Maeda and several others were signed during the 2021/22 campaign.
Even some of the players Celtic missed out on during Postecoglou's time at Parkhead makes for an impressive list. The likes of Kaoru Mitoma, Micky van de Ven, Malick Thiaw, Ko Itakura, Sacha Boey and several others were on their radar but did not end up joining.
So, Postecoglou certainly deserves all the credit in the world. But that does not mean every signing made during his time at Celtic proved to be a success.
Alexandro Bernabei is certainly someone who has not come close to meeting expectations. It was believed to have taken a £3.75 million transfer fee for Celtic to sign him from Lanus, making him the club's first ever Argentine player in the process.
Postecoglou's Celtic signing told he is not good enough
Bernabei has been getting some playing time lately due to Greg Taylor's injury. But the Argentine left-back has not made a positive impression with his displays.
"Bernabei at left-back and I know he came in Ange Postecoglou’s time, no wonder he got taken off. He’s not good enough. He’s not good enough."
Bernabei might have joined Celtic in 2022 but he did not play a ton of football under the management of Postecoglou either. And he quite certainly does not fit Rodgers' system.
Bernabei does offer a bit going forward but the defensive side of his game leaves a lot to be desired. He would perhaps do better as a wing-back instead of a traditional left-back. And it does feel like his time at Celtic is running out.