Ange Postecoglou's fantastic answer on efficient Celtic transfer strategy you may have missed today

By John McGinley

January 21, 2022

Ange Postecoglou was in fine form during his Celtic press conference today but there are a few questions and answers you may have missed.

Absent from the club’s official upload to their YouTube channel were the exchanges with fan media platforms GIGPOD and 4 Tims and A Pod.

Postecoglou has been incredibly generous and patient with fan media this season, often devoting more detailed answers to our queries than with the traditional press outlets. That they were not included in the club’s official release was a disappointment, but the comments have thankfully surfaced on social media.

It was fantastic to hear him give a thoughtful response to Stevie from GIGPOD, who you may recognise from the 67 Hail Hail YouTube channel, on Celtic’s efficient transfer strategy this season and who is responsible for it.

He said: “Money’s not coming out of my bank account, I’m not drawing up the contracts. It’s a collective effort. It’s fair to say I’m not the most patient guy and if deals don’t get completed quickly then that’s usually an indicator for me it’s not right for us.

“Usually those kinds of things tend to drag on because of finances or things like that. Once we get into a territory of that back and forth going on too long I want to move on pretty quickly, to be honest.

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“So part of that is me but overall we had a really good strategy and plan. We stuck to it in terms of who we wanted to bring in and how we wanted to conclude deals and it was a really good process.

“Obviously there’s a bit of trust and faith in me and the direction I want to take the club, which helps. I’ve hard to earn that over the course of time.

“I’ve seen previous January windows when it does drag out to the last day. Players come in and it takes them weeks to adjust and the critical part of the season is over. This time, from the first game the three lads contributed right away. It happens because of a collective effort.”

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More refreshing media work from the manager then and a real insight into how things have been working at the club over the last six months.

It seems there is real unity amongst senior figures, all towards the goal of turning Celtic around from a disaster zone this time last year to a team worth being proud of today.

There’s a long way to go but under Ange, we’re on the right track.

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