Celtic sources deny Kevin Muscat link after Australian reports

By John McGinley

June 7, 2021

Celtic sources have told The Daily Record that Kevin Muscat will be nowhere near the summer rebuild at the club.

As we discussed earlier, a radio station in Australia reported this morning that Muscat was in line to become Ange Postecoglou’s assistant coach at the Bhoys.

The Scotsman had reported similar last week.

However, that appears to not be the case.

That’ll be a relief to many given his former Ibrox status. As my colleague Euan Davidson explored, Muscat never felt like the right fit for us.

It’s unclear who will be part of Postecoglou’s backroom staff. Initially, it could well be John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan, especially in the early fitness stages of pre-season.

It has been reported that the incoming boss faces a ten-day quarantine period. [The Daily Record]

The 55-year-old is due to fly to Scotland this week following his last match with Yokohama F. Marinos on Wednesday evening.

Multiple outlets report that he has verbally agreed to personal terms. The club have also agreed on a compensation fee with the Japanese club.

Celtic fans have been waiting a long time for a new manager. Neil Lennon resigned all the way back in February and speculation has been feverish ever since.

Postecoglou is far from everyone’s ideal choice.

Personally, I’m just looking forward to having a bit of hope and excitement at the club again.

Ange Postecoglou is on his way to Celtic without Muscat / (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

I’ve been unhappy with the direction of Celtic ever since being knocked out of the Champions League by Ferencvaros last year. It’s been a long, brutal season.

Postecoglou will at least shake things up at the club and give us plenty to discuss over the coming weeks and months.

Change appears to be coming at last, without Kevin Muscat.

In other news, Celtic are interested in signing Andre Ayew.