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.

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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.

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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.

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Will Ange Postecoglou be a success at Celtic? / (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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:

 

In other news, Postecoglou touched on his meetings with Dominic McKay and Peter Lawwell as well as his recruitment work.

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