Celtic negotiations with Yokohama F. Marinos are going smoothly; club confident

By John McGinley

June 3, 2021

Celtic discussions with Yokohama F. Marinos regarding the appointment of Ange Postecoglou have gone smoothly this week, The Scottish Sun reports.

The outlet reports that compensation shouldn’t be an issue despite the Greek-Australian being under contract with the Japanese side.

Despite concerns regarding UEFA eligibility, Celtic remain confident that the 55-year-old will be appointed.

The timeline of all that happening remains a mystery and sooner or later Celtic will have to communicate with the support.

It’s almost a week since the club said they were aiming to appoint a manager ‘very shortly’.

Pre-season training is due to commence in just a couple of weeks time, giving the prospective new manager little time to move to Scotland, make preparations, potentially quarantine and sort out his coaching licence issue.

It’s been 100 days since Neil Lennon resigned as manager.

Despite that, this is all coming across as rather rushed and panicked from Celtic’s perspective.

The Eddie Howe pursuit appears to have seriously sidetracked the club and despite all the talk of Postecoglou being a ‘plan B’, it really doesn’t seem like we had our ducks in a row.

Still, at least compensation and talks with the Japanese side aren’t likely to be a stumbling block. We can’t say that for many things surrounding the club right now.

If you want the lowdown on Postecoglou’s tactics and what changes he can bring to Celtic, check out the data analysis published on 67 Hail Hail earlier today.

In other news, John Hughes has been tipped to take up a coaching role at Lennoxtown.