Ange Postecoglou sends public message to Celtic for Glasgow Derby

Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle: Scottish Cup Final
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Ange Postecoglou enjoyed a ton of success during his two seasons as Celtic manager, winning five trophies in total including a treble in his second season with the club. The Australian is someone who managed to get the better of the Rangers more often than not. Some of his biggest moments at Parkhead came in the Glasgow Derby.

Who can ever forget the 3-0 win against the Rangers at Celtic Park in February of 2022? It was one of the most special nights the stadium has ever witnessed. Or the win in the Scottish League Cup final last season?

Brendan Rodgers, the manager who replaced Postecoglou at Celtic last summer after he left for Tottenham Hotspur, has had his fair share of iconic Glasgow Derby wins as well. He will be looking to add to that list this weekend.

There is no question about which side Postecoglou will be cheering on. If there ever were any doubts, the Australian has made it clear to the media as we head into the Glasgow Derby at Ibrox.

Postecoglou sends public message to Celtic for Glasgow Derby

As reported by Sky Sports (via 67 Hail Hail), Postecoglou said in a media conference:

"It’s one of the biggest rivalries in world football. I am very much on the green and white side and I know what it means for the supporters to win that game.

“As much as we talk about derbies and how big this one and that one is, I lived and breathed it for a couple of years. It’s a really important game for both clubs.

“Looking at the table this year it has extra significance as most of the time these games are maybe what separate the teams at the end of the year. It will be a cracking game and I will be tuning in."

Even though Celtic have won the previous two Glasgow Derbies this season, heading into this one, they will be considered underdogs. The Hoops have not been anywhere near their best in recent months and have allowed the Rangers to get the upperhand in the title race.

It is a very tight title race though and the game at Ibrox could end up determining where the league title heads come the end of the season. The stakes are high and the Hoops need to bring their A-game come Sunday. If they don't, it could be a long day for Rodgers and his team.