Ange Postecoglou sends lovely message to Celtic on title win

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At one point this season, Celtic finishing trophyless felt like a very real possibility and there were genuine question marks over Brendan Rodgers' future at the club, merely months into his return. But the Hoops managed to turn the ship around and have clinched the league title with a game to go. They are also in the Scottish Cup final, where they will be taking on the Rangers, who must be disappointed at letting the Premiership slip through their fingers in the final weeks of the campaign.

One manager who is set to finish this season without a trophy is Ange Postecoglou. That has been a rare occurrence throughout the course of his career.

Postecoglou has impressed in his debut season at Tottenham Hotspur. But bringing silverware to the London club was never going to be an easy task. Even a fifth-place finish in the Premier League would have to be seen as a success though and a solid foundation to build upon moving forward.

Postecoglou sounded delighted with Celtic's league triumph. As reported by The Scotsman, when asked for his reaction to the Hoops' title win, the Australian said:

"I love them, mate. Yeah, brilliant.

“Great people, great manager, great staff, great footballers. It’s an unbelievable club. I watched the game and I know, because I’ve experienced it, how that would have felt at the final whistle, then going back to Celtic Park late at night. It’s a pretty special place."

Ange Postecoglou sends lovely message to Celtic on title win

Of course, Postecoglou enjoyed his fair share of success during his stint at Celtic. He won the league in both his seasons with the club.

The first of those was perhaps even more special as it was something not many had expected. Celtic had finished trophyless and 25 points behind the Rangers the season before, and Postecoglou's debut campaign was seen as a transitional one.

The Australian did tremendously well to rebuild the team under challenging circumstances and guided them to league glory in the same campaign. In the process, he became one of the most popular managers in Celtic history.