Ange sends classy message to Celtic fans after big day for the Bhoys

By Euan Davidson

October 16, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has thanked the Celtic support after today’s win over Motherwell at Fir Park.

Celtic supporters, home and away, have encouraged the changes under Postecoglou. The Bhoys boss came with a reputation of playing attacking football, using young players and being honest with the media.

Fans have responded to that. And Postecoglou has said that it was up to him and his team to repay the favour.

The Celtic manager said [BBC Radio Scotland, 17.10]:

“They’ve been fantastic towards me from the start. I’m just pleased we can send them home happy. We did that at Pittodrie, but we disappointed them at Livingston.

“We don’t want to be that kind of team. They’ve been right behind us from the start, they understand the difficult situation we were in and what we’re trying to build.

“They haven’t wavered in their support. It’s pleasing today because they come away and go home happy.”

Postecoglou clearly appreciative of Celtic support, and the feeling is mutual

Postecoglou is right; we knew what it’d be like this season, to some degree. Any manager would’ve come in and struggled a little initially, but Ange Postecoglou has given Celtic supporters reason for substantial optimism.

The Greek-Aussie, famed for his aggressive, attacking style, won a large portion of supporters over immediately, with his CV, reputation and his first interactions with the fans.

A typically forthright talker, he’s not interested in disrespecting the supporters with dishonest sentiments about performances or results. He’s been clear the whole time; put faith in him and trust the process, and he’ll do his best to make us proud.

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

Today, with our away form now dramatically improved from how it’s been over recent months, the hope and the hype is building up once again. With momentum on our side, our rivals on shaky form and some winnable games coming up, there’s reason to believe in what the manager is doing.

Platitudes and sentiments towards the fans can sometimes read or sound hollow and run-of-the-mill. You sense when Ange talks, he means what he says.

It’s onwards and upwards for the Celtic boss and the Hoops faithful.

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