Class Hampden footage emerges of Celtic boss soaking in "Last Christmas" rendition

By David Walton

November 21, 2021

Yet more brilliant Hampden footage has come to the fore from yesterday after Ange Postecoglou and Celtic managed to see off St Johnstone in the Premier Sports Cup semi-finals.

Postecoglou managed to reach his first major final with the club on his first attempt yesterday. His newly-formed Celtic side had to show steel and guts to grind it out against the current League Cup holders, and deservedly booked their spot in the December 19th showpiece at Hampden.

It’s a result that’s only increased the rapport between Ange and the supporters, and that showed in the post-match celebrations. As he applauded the fanbase, the manager soaked in a brilliant rendition of “Last Christmas”, which you can see below:

In the clip above, Ange is clearly seen encouraging the fans to keep it going. Hearing it for the first time at Dens Park 2 weeks ago, the gaffer stated then that he was simply impressed to see the fans manage to fit his name into a song [Celtic TV].

The love-in comes after a huge few months of progress at Parkhead. Postecoglou managed to bring in a host of new first-team additions over the summer and is quickly moulding a side that looks capable of winning the title in his first year at the club.

Celtic will find out their Hampden opponents for the Premier Sports Cup final this afternoon, with Rangers currently taking on Hibernian at the time of writing.

Celtic 1-0 St. Johnstone | That one’s for Bertie

Celtic 1-0 St. Johnstone | That one’s for Bertie
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Ange Postecoglou doing his best to create a special bond with Celtic supporters

Postecoglou appears to have made it a priority to grow his bond with the Celtic supporters whenever possible. Stretching back to our win at Pittodrie on October 3rd, Celtic have consistently been celebrating with supporters at full-time.

These moments have led to an increased level of love and adulation for Ange. Especially after a difficult couple of months in which the Greek-Australian faced some real question marks.

We may be 4 points behind Rangers in the title-race, but that doesn’t tell the full story. Considering where we were in the summer, Postecoglou has done a surreal job to get to this point. Hands up who thought we would be in a cup final at the first attempt this season?

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Postecoglou is meeting and perhaps surpassing expectations in Scotland so far. It’s important to acknowledge that we’re into the early stages in this squad’s development, but you can’t complain with what’s being put on the table so far.

And now Ange can look forward to a major date with destiny next month. If he can overcome whatever challenge we come up against in the League Cup final, it’ll be the strongest indication yet that Celtic have made the right choice in investing their faith in Ange.

In the meantime, the confidence and the momentum continues to grow in Glasgow’s East End.

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