Ange shares what he wants to fix behind-the-scenes at Celtic and Lennoxtown next

By John McGinley

November 15, 2021

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou spoke on a variety of subjects at today’s media event with supporters, ranging from club legends to the status of young players such as Liam Shaw.

However, one of the most burning issues heading into the event itself was what’s going on behind the scenes at Celtic right now in terms of putting in place staff and structures to aid the first team.

In fact, it was the first question put to the manager by A Celtic State Of Mind.

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They asked what was next for Postecoglou in terms of recruitment and staff changes, to which the Australian gave a lengthy response, summing up what he sees as the priorities heading into the January window.

The manager explained that his first goal this season was to put a squad in place ready to compete in the short term. Now it’s time to move on to other objectives as that process continues.

After the appointment of Anton McElhone to the sports science department, it seems that the recruitment and scouting department is where changes and improvements will be made next.

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Postecoglou told 67 Hail Hail and other outlets: “There’s no doubt going into January we still have some work to do with the playing roster, particular in terms of depth in certain areas.

“In terms of the structure around here, we still need some work around our recruiting and our scouting department. That will be the next focus for me to make sure we get the right people in that area.

“That’s probably the one area where football is changing rapidly – the information that is out there and how you get that information and how you use that information, particularly around scouting.

“That’s the next step for me in terms of January.”

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I wouldn’t be surprised if some appointments are made quite quickly, if not specifically for the upcoming transfer window but planning ahead into next summer.

The manager has previously made it clear a number of targets have already been identified for January.

There are hopefully exciting times ahead as Postecoglou puts a further stamp on all aspects of the football department at the club. Watch this space!

In other news, Ange Postecoglou’s brilliant quip about meeting Celtic supporters out and about in Glasgow.