Ange Postecoglou fully focused on short-term at Celtic; no director of football discussions, for now

By John McGinley

July 11, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has batted away questions about a Celtic director of football and is fully focused on the short-term.

Postecoglou is currently preparing the Bhoys squad for the upcoming Champions League qualifier against FC Midtjylland.

The Greek-Australian has arrived into Celtic at a time of great change and concern.

For months before his appointment, all Celtic fans really discussed was what kind of footballing structure we’d have going forward, in combination with a new manager.

We heard rumours about various directors of football who could arrive, including Fergal Harkin and Richard Hughes.

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However, Postecoglou isn’t paying much attention to all that, and rightly so.

When asked about the director of football situation this weekend, he gave reporters a curt response, emphasising the urgency of the summer situation.

As quoted by The Daily Record, the Bhoys boss said: “There are literally only 24 hours in the day and I’m spending them on the things I think will help us in the short term.

“There is a time and a place for those kind of discussions and that time is not now.”

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There you go. That probably clears up this issue for the foreseeable future. At least until after the FC Midtjylland tie.

I get why Postecoglou is being asked questions like this, but honestly, he has enough on his plate right now.

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Others at the club can push on with this kind of planning. They can gather the manager’s input down the line.

Of course, it could impact our transfer negotiations this summer. But if so, that’s on the sins of the past six months rather than Postecoglou.

He simply has to focus on the immediate task at hand.

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