Michael Beale makes admission about Ange Postecoglou's Celtic

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Michael Beale had arrived at Ibrox amidst a lot of fanfare and expectations. A lot of people viewed him as the mastermind behind the Rangers' 2020/21 league triumph. The Englishman even left QPR in the middle of the season to take the job. But at the end of the day, Ange Postecoglou's Celtic were just too much for him.

Celtic would go on to win the treble. Beale's record in the Glasgow Derby was nothing to write home either. He won only one of them as manager, and it was one that had nothing riding on its result, as the Hoops had already mathematically won the Scottish Premiership title at that point.

Looking back, Beale actually did quite well in his debut season as the Rangers' manager. But Postecoglou's Celtic were just too good for them.

Postecoglou and Beale did not appear to have the greatest relationship while they were managing in Glasgow. But the former Rangers boss has now given the Australian some credit. As reported by the Daily Record, he told Sky Sports:

""We started ever so well, but Ange Postecoglou's Celtic, we were already nine points behind and they were going great guns. Going into this season it's fair to say, we probably disrupted the group too much, too soon."

Beale makes admission about Postecoglou's Celtic

It is fascinating how differently things have gone for Postecoglou and Beale. The Australian left Celtic to join Tottenham Hotspur, where he has solidifed himself as one of the top managers in world football.

On the other hand, Beale was shown the exit door by the Rangers earlier in the campaign. He did end up getting another high-profile job soon afterwards, becoming Sunderland manager.

Things turned out even worse for Beale at the Stadium of Light. He lasted at Sunderland just two months and was sacked after managing them in just twelve games.

It would come as a major surprise if Beale landed another top job anytime soon. On the other hand, it is hard to judge where Postecoglou's ceiling is, considering his meteoric rise since his move to Celtic in summer 2021.