Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou pays tribute to Australian sporting legend Shane Warne after sad passing

By John McGinley

March 4, 2022

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has sent his heartfelt condolences to the family of Shane Warne after the Australian cricket legend sadly passed away at the age of 52.

Earlier today, Warne’s management released a statement confirming the news.

It said [Sky Sports]: “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived.

“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

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Considered to be one of the greatest bowlers of all time, Warne’s death has shocked the sport across the world.

Postecoglou has long been an admirer of Warne and has stated that a recent entertaining interview between the two was something he will ‘always treasure’.

The Celtic boss told the club’s official website: “This is absolutely devastating news to lose Shane, particularly at such a relatively young age, and my heart goes out to his whole family. We have lost a brilliant man, a phenomenal guy with such personality, energy and spirit and, of course, Australia has lost one of its true sporting icons.

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“Indeed, I’m not sure Australia will ever find anyone quite like him again. For me, he was just one of the greatest and an absolute one of a kind.

“I had the pleasure of speaking to Shane a few weeks ago and it was a joy, a real moment for me as someone who respected him so much and it is something I will always treasure.

“Across Australia and, in fact, the whole sporting world, Shane’s loss will be deeply felt. Above all, though, the loss to Shane’s family will be so difficult to bear and to them I extend my sincere and deepest sympathy.”

Everyone’s thoughts and prayers go out to Shane Warne’s friends and family today.