Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass discusses "top" Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou
Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass has stated that Celtic counterpart Ange Postecoglou is a “fantastic manager” heading into today’s clash between the two sides.
The Dons pitch up at Parkhead again looking to arrest a slump in form. Glass’ side sit 8th in the Premiership and are now only 5 points ahead of bottom club Ross County. They’ll come up against a Celtic side bursting with confidence as they look to keep the pressure on Rangers.
Postecoglou has had to deal with plenty of doubts over his managerial credentials since arriving in Scotland. Yet both his results and performances has led to him winning over fans and pundits alike as Celtic continue their pursuit of the Premiership title.
And speaking ahead of another crunch game between the Dons and Celtic today, Glass has had some positive words to say about the Parkhead chief.
As quoted by the Daily Record, Glass said: “Ange is clearly a top manager, he’s shown that. He’s come into a different environment altogether and is handling everything thrown at him. And there’s been a lot.
“It’s good to see someone who believes in themselves that much doing well. We had a few words after the last game we played and he was supportive of me as well.”
Ange Postecoglou making waves at Celtic; another 3 points crucial today
Comments like these from Glass are always pleasing to see. It shows the kind of reputation the Celtic boss is managing to gather as he continues to show what he’s all about in Scotland.
Of course, we’re not going to pretend Celtic are in a better position than they currently are. Ange’s side are still 4 points off the top of the Premiership. We’re still out of the Europa League at the group stage because of our inability to keep the ball out of our net.
So the work that needs done remains substantial. Postecoglou will be the first to admit that. He’ll know that this Celtic side is still nowhere near what he envisions in the long-term. And that’s exactly why the supporters are behind him – they know there’s a long way to go.
Unfortunately for Ange, the results just can’t let up at the moment. Not when we’re still behind Rangers in the Premiership title race. We could go into today’s clash against Aberdeen 7 points behind our Glasgow rivals. That’s an uncomfortable number even if we do have a game in-hand.
That’s just the heat a title race can bring onto a squad and a manager. But again, the gaffer will know the demands. He’ll know anything less than 3 points today against Aberdeen will again see his methods called into question.
But make no mistake, there’s a terrific relationship brewing between the supporters and the manager. A win today will only see that bolster further.