Confirmed: Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou arrives in Glasgow
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has arrived in Glasgow.
The Greek-Australian boss, who managed Yokohama F Marinos prior to joining the Bhoys, has overcome a period of mandatory quarantine. It means he’ll be able to lead training imminently, which is, of course, a huge boost.
In a statement, the club announced [Celtic FC]:
“Ange Postecoglou touched down in Glasgow this afternoon (Wednesday) and immediately made his way to Celtic’s training centre in Lennoxtown.
“The new Celtic manager flew in from London today after completing his period of quarantine and wasted no time in getting down to work in person at Lennoxtown.
“Ange Postecoglou has already been preparing for the new season having met with Chief Executive Dom McKay last week in London. Now the Australian will be able to begin working with the squad and staff, although some of the Celtic players have yet to return from international duty.
“He will take training for the first time tomorrow morning (June 24th) and will have 12 days working with the team before Celtic leave for their pre-season training camp in Wales on July 5th.
“Keep an eye on the official Celtic Website today for the Celtic manager’s first interview from Lennoxtown.”
Ange Postecoglou arrives at Celtic: what awaits him?
Postecoglou’s first order of business will be assessing the squad ahead of the 21-22 season. Plenty of players have already departed, including Patryk Klimala, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Diego Laxalt and Shane Duffy. Kristoffer Ajer, Odsonne Edouard and Olivier Ntcham are sure to follow shortly.
Meanwhile, his first matches will be enticing encounters. From the 7th of July onwards, Celtic face Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic, Bristol City and Preston. There’s also the small matter of Champions League qualification, with our first tie against FC Midtjylland set for the 20th of July. There’s a distinct possibility the Danes will be missing key players themselves, with Frank Onyeka and Erik Sviatchenko linked with moves away.
So, no pressure. But at least he’s in the building.