Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has just shown his class again; the men in the photo
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has won the Manager Of The Month award in the Scottish Premiership for the third time this season after a fine February of results in the league.
Postecoglou guided his team to another unbeaten month in the league, picking up big victories against Rangers and Aberdeen amongst others. The only slip up was a draw against Hibernian on Sunday.
That was enough to see him pick up the prize again and as has become customary this term, he decided to share the spotlight with some of his staff at Lennoxtown in the photo opportunity, rather than take all the credit himself.
Postecoglou already shared a photo with his first-team coaching staff and then Gavin Strachan too on his own after missing out on the first award.
Today it’s the turn of the analysis department.
Former Dundee United manager Peter Houston is the most recognisable face in the line-up, but he’s part of a group that includes Head of Analysis Craig Dunbar and first-team analysts Greg Wallace and Alex Lawrence.
Clearly Ange values their work and he relies on them to keep him up to speed with modern methods in football.
The Celtic boss spoke about the role of analysis at the club back in January, specifically in reference to recruitment, saying: “The analytics thing is well beyond me. Like you, I went through my schooling with a pen and paper.
“That’s where the future of a lot of scouting and player identification is going. These young guys are much better skilled at – and schooled in – getting the right information, then filtering it and putting it in a form that you and I can understand.
“It’s a massive growth area in football and we’re always looking for bright people who can come in and help us in those areas.”
It’s also important for the first team too though, both in terms of Celtic’s own performance and the analysis of opponents, which is where this group come in.
Everything seems to be functioning well with the players and staff at Lennoxtown at the moment and long may it continue.