Ange and Celtic mean business this January; the difference 12 months on couldn't be starker
The difference at Celtic from the start of 2021 to the end couldn’t be more stark.
Under Ange Postecoglou, the Hoops have the bit between their teeth and are going from strength to strength.
The first six months of the Aussie’s reign hasn’t always been plain sailing – but there is a feeling that Celtic are ready to kick on in the new year.
We will be aided by the return of several key first-team members, a number of new recruits and some well-needed rest for our first-team core.
Ange knows what he wants and needs to make this team better. That is a major contrast from 12 months ago.
Ange has steadied the ship, and given us hope
Celtic were in utter turmoil at the start of 2021.
We were stumbling from disaster to disaster, in a state of limbo with no long-term plan.
We had a plethora of first-team players out of contract, and very few shining lights in the squad. It was hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Last January, we made one signing – a loan deal for Jonjoe Kenny simply to plug a gap.
We ventured to Dubai in some forlorn hope that it would save our season. It did the opposite.
This year, Ange and the players will work from home, doing what’s best and not adding any “unnecessary risk” to proceedings. (The National)
Ange has managed to stem the tide and offer us all hope that 2022 can be a better year.
That, in itself, is a major achivement.