Ange Postecoglou delivers message to Celtic fans after deadline day

By David Walton

September 1, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has told Celtic fans that he’s “really pleased” with the work done in the transfer window this summer.

Celtic managed to secure 12 signings to help kickstart the Postecoglou reovlution this summer. Big money acquisitions such as Kyogo Furuhashi, Liel Abada, and Carl Starfelt have been thrust into big games already. The likes of Joe Hart and James McCarthy, meanwhile, have added much needed experience.

At the other side of the door, however, we’ve lost some talented players. Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard both headed south. Leigh Griffiths, meanwhile, joined Dundee on loan for the rest of the season as Celtic try to create a new look.

And reacting to the work done in the window, Postecoglou couldn’t help but be satisfied with the rebuilding job he’s overseen.

As quoted by the official Celtic website, the manager said: “Everyone at the Club has worked hard on making really good progress in this window and I am really pleased with thedepth of quality we have managed to deliver.  I think the squad is in good shape for the challenges ahead and I look forward to get working as a unitwith the whole squad together, as one, after the international break.

“While so many players have come in, I would also like to thank the first team guys who have moved on from Celtic, for their contribution to the Club.

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“Odsonne and Ryan are two players who have been fantastic for the Club over a number of years. They wanted to look at new opportunities, I am sure they will continue to have very successful careers and I wish them well for the future. I also wish Leigh well on his loan spell at Dundee, where I am sure he will get back into some important playing time.”

Ange Postecoglou sends out positive message to Celtic fans

It’s fair to say reaction to the transfer window has been mixed from supporters. Whilst there’s an acknowledgement of the successful signings made by the club, there is also concern at the fact we missed out on strengthening some key positions.

Celtic still look a touch short in the central midfield position, for example. The same goes for the left-back position, where we’re struggling for genuine quality.

However, considering how big a rebuilding job Celtic fans knew this was going to be, we have to be content for now. The club has splashed out some decent cash on players that will undoubtedly improve the team.

Celtic squad depth

But at the same time, there has to be an awareness from the board that the work isn’t done yet. January is again going to be a big month. There will be areas of the squad that need tweaking, and we can’t hesitate in doing so.

Celtic look in good shape for the challenges to come over the next several months. The fact we’re even saying that shows how far we’ve come in recent weeks. If you’d have offered us this position back in May, many would’ve snapped the hand off.

So it’s not surprising to hear Postecoglou express his pleasure with the work done this summer. The manager has certainly been backed, even if the full scope of the rebuilding work has still to be completed.

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