Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou shares what it's like out and about in Glasgow for him and his family

By John McGinley

February 24, 2023

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is perfectly happy with life out and about in Glasgow despite being a manager in one of the most hotly contested football rivalries in the world.

Postecoglou is the most public and visible figurehead for Celtic at the moment and, in the past, that has been difficult for some bosses in Glasgow.

However, the Australian sounds pleased with his experience of Scotland after close to two years in the job and hasn’t been perturbed by the reception he gets from people when he’s out and about with his family.

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Ange Postecoglou enjoying Glaswegian kindness

Speaking to The Scottish Daily Mail [24/02 print edition, page 85], he said: “I’ve got a family and we go about our business. It’s as simple as that. Whether there are eyes on you or people are hanging onto your every word, I’ve got nothing to hide. I don’t fear what I am going to say, so there is nothing I need to feel sort of anxious about.

“And the people have been really nice. Very welcoming, very kind. I haven’t had any sort of aggro from anyone, irrespective of their allegiances or whether they follow my football club or football in general. The family has really enjoyed the whole experience and I have enjoyed the work environment that I am in and the people I am sharing it with.

“Most people are kind. You are always a bit wary when teenage boys are coming up to you, because you don’t know what you are going to get. I’ve had a few shots around my weight, but that’s just at home from my missus!

“Apart from that, people have been really kind. They are quick to share their allegiances with me so I know straight away whether they’re a Celtic person or not. They feel the need to tell me that. Within that context, people have been very respectful and I’d like to think I’ve been the same. As a family we just try and get on with our life and enjoy the fact we are in a pretty good place.”

It’s always reassuring to hear how happy Postecoglou is in Glasgow. Especially in the context of meddlesome media reports of unlikely interest in his services from other leagues.

Right now, it sounds like he is thoroughly relishing the challenge available to him and Celtic’s push for trophies across three competitions.

With silverware on the line this weekend, he may well end up the man with the biggest smile on his face in Scotland come full-time at Hampden!

In other news, Celtic inflict first Rangers league defeat in 20 months with SWPL rout; derby fun begins.