Ange Postecoglou nominated for the manager of the year award; he should win
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has been nominated for the SFWA manager of the year award.
The 56-year old was named as part of a five-man shortlist, alongside fellow Scottish Premiership managers Robbie Neilson and Malky MacKay.
Also making up the list was Arbroath boss Dick Campbell and Scotland national team manager Steve Clarke after their success this campaign (Glasgow Evening Times).
It has been an incredible turnaround from Postecoglou this season, rebuilding this Celtic squad after such a disappointing season last year.
The former Socceroos boss has led his side to the Premier Sports cup and currently sits top of the Premiership, with a six-point advantage over rivals Rangers.
Not many Celtic fans would have expected such a quick turnaround in a short space of time.
Postecoglou is a stick-on for the manager of the year award – it’s a no brainer
Although many Scottish Football fans have enjoyed the success story of part-time Arbroath, it is simply a no-brainer that Ange Postecoglou deserves to take this award home.
The rebuild this Celtic squad went through in the summer and the frustrating start to the season made it feel like it would be an almost impossible job for the Hoops to win the title back at the first time of asking.
Of course, that task is still to be completed. But Postecoglou has his side in the ideal position to go and do so in the season’s final four games.
I am sure there will be much discussion about which manager deserves to take home this award on social media in the next few days.
But, after such a brilliant first season as manager, Ange Postecoglou should be the one taking home that trophy.