David Moyes makes Celtic claim before facing Ange Postecoglou

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It is easy to forget, it has been over 40 years after all, but David Moyes did begin his career at Celtic. He even won a league title during his time at the club. The Scotsman has enjoyed most of his success in football as a manager though and on numerous occasions he has been linked with the Parkhead job as well although it has never materialised.

Moyes began his managerial career at Preston North End and then went on an extraordinary run at Everton, spanning more than a decade. Of course, he famously succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and we all know how that turned out.

After a series of unsuccessful managerial spells after that, he finally seems to have found his mojo back at West Ham United. He has had some very decent league campaigns with the Hammers over the past few years and even guided them to the UEFA Europa Conference League title last season. It was Moyes' first major trophy as a manager.

One manager who has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past few years is Ange Postecoglou. When he arrived at Celtic in the summer of 2021, most were uncertain about the appointment. Today, he finds himself at Tottenham Hotspur and is being considered one of the best in the world. The Australian's success in the Premier League has not come as a surprise to Moyes though.

Moyes makes Celtic claim before facing Postecoglou

As reported by West Ham United's official website, Moyes said about Postecoglou:

"He's done remarkable. Tottenham are a really good side and he's made a big difference to how they play, the crowd and the atmosphere, but I'm a bit surprised everyone else was surprised after what he did at Celtic, where the pressure is enormous and he coped and dealt with it."

The pressure to succeed at Celtic Park is certainly enormous. Even more than that at Tottenham Hotspur, who have not won a trophy in over a decade.

Postecoglou won five trophies during his two seasons at Celtic. Even more impressive is the fact that he did so after arriving in the summer of 2021 when the club were coming off of a trophyless season and finishing 25 points behind the Rangers in the league.

Even the most optimistic supporters expected it to take a year or two before Celtic were back challenging for the league. Postecoglou won the Premiership and League Cup double in his debut campaign, exceeding all expectations.