Ange Postecoglou turns the tables on BBC reporter before Celtic clash

By John McGinley

October 3, 2021

Ange Postecoglou again addressed the subject of condescension in the Scottish media prior to today’s Celtic match against Aberdeen.

Referencing comments the Bhoys boss made last week, BBC reporter Kenny Macintyre asked if he thought people didn’t understand or ‘get’ the Greek-Australian since he arrived at the club.

However, Ange wasn’t having the query, instead turning the tables and insisting it was a question for the journalists like Macintyre.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou / Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Postecoglou told BBC Radio Scotland [11:49]: “That’s a question for the people asking the questions. The only problem I had was that people somehow thought I wasn’t aware of the magnitude of the club or the repercussions if things don’t go well. It’s either deliberate to try and demean me and my career, or I’m not really sure what the purpose is.

“Obviously it’s not going as well as I’d like so you expect the criticism, but for people to suggest I don’t understand what the ramifications are for this club not to do well, I feel that’s a bit condescending.

“I’m talking about people asking questions, whether that’s in a press conference or like yourself in this scenario. In terms of what people think of me, like every other manager I’ll get judged on my results and the way the team goes.”

Ange fights back as Celtic prepare to face legend

Ange fights back as Celtic prepare to face legend
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It is, of course, absurd to suggest that Ange doesn’t understand he needs to pick up wins and secure results for Celtic.

There was a narrative going around last week that he didn’t understand the size of Celtic, that’s nonsense.

It’s good to see Postecoglou robustly defend himself in the media when the tough questions are put to him. That’s the kind of steely determination we need from a manager.

As well as the wins of course.

In other news, Celtic prospect wins player of the month twice in a row out on loan.