Ange Postecoglou says he’d love to take Celtic on a tour of Japan but admits he is not part of the negotiating process when it comes to making it happen.
It was reported last July that Celtic had sent staff to Japan to begin talks on a potential tour of the country.
Then, this week, those rumours intensified when a report from Japan indicated Celtic could be included in plans that also feature Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
Celtic boss would ‘love’ Japan trip
Asked about it in his media conference today, Postecoglou couldn’t give any more information but did say he’d love to see it happen.
The Bhoys boss said [Celtic YouTube]: “I am sort of out of those discussions. I come into it when there is actually something to talk about. Obviously, we had a great tour of Australia. We are now looking at the planning for the summer break and there are a couple of things in play.
“Is it a part of the world I would love us to go to? Absolutely because I have spent time there, I have brought quite a few players from that side of the world.
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“In terms of where the club is at, other people are in charge of those discussions and I only get involved if we get to the stage where we have got to plan things.”
The discussions for this could be multi-faceted so it’s not an absolute guarantee that the Bhoys will be heading to Japan, but the signs are good. Postecoglou is clearly a fan of the concept.
If Celtic win the league this year then qualifying for the Champions League is no issue, which would give the club a summer window to plan this kind of trip.
Hopefully, we see it happen as the Celtic brand expands across the globe! It’d certainly a nice homecoming for our group of Japanese first-team stars.