Ange Postecoglou expertly addresses question about getting a new contract at Celtic
Ange Postecoglou has refused to entertain the notion of signing a new long-term contract at Celtic, insisting the last thing he wants to do is be distracted by his future.
Postecoglou, like many Celtic managers before him, is on a 12-month rolling contract at the Bhoys. That doesn’t mean his deal expires at the end of the season but that he has a year left on his contract at any given date.
Given his strong start at the club, some fans feel he is due a bumper new deal to secure his future at the Bhoys.
However, it’s not something that’s a priority for Postecoglou as he reassures everyone he’s just getting started at Celtic.
Speaking to The Daily Record, he said: “The last thing I want to do is talk to chairmen or to Dermot or anyone about my position. As managers we just get on with it. Usually when you have to talk to people involved it’s because you’re worried about your position.
“I’m quite comfortable with the way things are going, I’m really happy and enjoying the role. I still have a helluva lot to accomplish as we are at the first stage of the rebuild.
“Until they tap me on the shoulder and tell me the road’s going elsewhere then I will keep doing what I’m doing and be happy about it.”
Postecoglou has to walk a tightrope here of ensuring everyone knows he’s comfortable at Celtic while intimating he’s here for the long-term, even if he doesn’t need a multi-year contract.
If anything a new deal protects Celtic more than anyone. Look at the payout we got from Leicester City for Brendan Rodgers.
If Postecoglou decides one day his future lies away from the Bhoys then his contractual situation is hardly going to stand in his way. So, in many ways, it’s for optics and money.
Everyone wants Ange to be here for the foreseeable future, but any discussion around his contractual situation is a bit of a distraction and largely irrelevant to the work he does here.