Australian club's class Celtic gesture

By Lewis Laird

May 9, 2022

Ange Postecoglou’s former side, South Melbourne FC, will pay tribute to the 56-year old’s brilliant success at Celtic this season by allowing fans who wear a Celtic strip free entry to their next league match.

The former Socceroos boss played the majority of his 10-year footballing career with South Melbourne before going on to manage them for four years following his retirement.

During that period, Postecoglou led the side to two consecutive National Soccer League titles and an Oceania Club Championship trophy.

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Since the early days of his managerial career in Melbourne, Postecoglou has gone on to enjoy success at the majority of his sides, including the likes of the Australian national team and Yokohama F Marinos.

The Celtic boss is now within touching distance of securing another trophy as his Hoops side looks to bring the Premiership trophy back to Parkhead this Wednesday against Dundee United.

South Melbourne FC have chosen to pay tribute to that success, back where it all started for Ange, by allowing supporters wearing a Celtic top free entry into their third-place clash against Avondale this Friday.

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It is clear to see how much respect each of Postecoglou’s former sides still holds for him, despite leaving over two decades ago in some cases.

So, it has been great to see them continuing that support during his time at Celtic, and in recent weeks, two of his former teams congratulated him on lifting the manager of the year award for his contributions this season in Glasgow.

The club continues to grow bonds with clubs from the other side of the world, and there is no doubt there will be some form of Celtic support in attendance at South Melbourne’s fixture this coming Friday.

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