The Celtic fans are determined to get right behind Ange Postecoglou after his official announcement as the club’s new manager.
Celtic’s long wait for a permanent successor to Neil Lennon is over. Postecoglou is in the door and all eyes will now turn to how he goes about rebuilding the club.
There have been major reservations amongst the support regarding what this appointment means. Many are concerned about his lack of opportunities to manage in Europe, with Postecoglou taking charge of a top-flight European club for the first time in his career.
However, everywhere he’s been, success has followed. He has both A-League and J-League titles to his name, as well as qualifying for two World Cups with Australia. Regardless of where he’s managed, he’s a manager who has never really failed.
That alone is exciting. The major question mark of whether he can transfer that success over to Europe remains to be seen. But as Celtic supporters, we have to give him the chance to show that he can.
The Celtic fans wanted change; Ange Postecoglou represents that
What we were demanding towards the end of last season were two things. Accountability and change. Celtic for long spells last term appeared to do their best to avoid providing either. It was an incredibly frustrating campaign that opened up a huge disconnect between the club and its fanbase.
Postecoglou may not have been the change we wanted initially, but he represents something different. He represents a new way of working and an outside-the-box appointment that automatically brings intrigue with it.
You have to seriously admire and be excited about that fact. Postecoglou gives us something to be excited about regarding next season. The element of the unkown, combined with his track record of success, has me personally buzzing for the new campaign.
Does it mean the board is let off the hook? No. Does it mean there isn’t major work still to be done on the field and off it? No. But does Postecoglou have my 100% backing as a Celtic supporter? Absolutely.
And that’s something that’s replicated across many others in our fanbase. Take a look at the reaction to his appointment below:
Strap in folks it’s going to be a hell of a ride. Risky appointment but going to back him all the way. Time to get started 💚 https://t.co/NtWlm4XMLS
— RG (@rgx1967) June 10, 2021
I am so intrigued and excited by this, I just fear the club don’t let him do his thing and it all goes up in flames https://t.co/82aQLo0GrO
— Danny Corcoran (@calcio_danny) June 10, 2021
Good luck Ange
Not the appointment we all had hoped for but let's be supporters and get behind the guy.
He shouldn't shoulder the blame for the board's ineptitude https://t.co/RS4xMgZYxc
— IGCeltic (@CelticIg) June 10, 2021
The board are no excused for their handling of recent situations and we should still demand change.
However, as a support we are at our best when backs to the walls and fighting the establishment.
It's time to get behind Ange and get back to doing what we do best! https://t.co/YPfiJoI0dW
— Tommy Teacake ® (@TommyTeacake7) June 10, 2021
He needs cold hard cash for the rebuild considering what he's walking into , same for whoever was taking over .
I reckon there will be some bumps on the road , but hopefully with fresh eyes we will see an improvement on the field. https://t.co/wSRgW0u8J7
— Highland__Paddy (@Highland__paddy) June 10, 2021
Right it’s Ange. Good luck to him, he needs backed by the club to bring in players he wants and replace what we have lost. Massive job on. Let’s get started. https://t.co/oAq9PLLfs9
— Chris (@mcgceltic) June 10, 2021
All the best Ange.
Many not happy with how the job was given to him but in the end it's not Ange's fault and he has to prove everyone wrong.
A bold move. Sink or swim. https://t.co/wJVygjRdts
— Paul B 🍀 (@p_bov1) June 10, 2021
Cautiously optimistic at this appointment, obviously not the first choice, but big Ange's teams seem to play football the right way from what I've watched & has a track record of turning round mediocre teams to win the league
He'd be hard pressed to do worse than last season! https://t.co/h71VkNOVU0
— FUTDAD // FUT Trading (@FUTDAD) June 10, 2021
hopefully prove me and a lot of others wrong this season, hopefully the club gives him there full backing and gets in who he wants👍🏼 https://t.co/smoVNjPbHC
— jordan mcnaught (@jordanmcnaught1) June 10, 2021
— Ciaran Reid (@Ciaranreid8) June 10, 2021