Former Celtic managerial candidate Jesse Marsch expresses his admiration for Ange Postecoglou

By Lewis Laird

July 15, 2022

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has expressed his admiration for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou due to his work done around the globe.

The American took charge at Elland Road towards the back end of last season and guided his side to safety in the English Premier League on the final day of the campaign.

Marsch has made impressive in-roads during the early stages of his career, having already spent spells at clubs such as RB Salzburg and Leipzig.

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Of course, the 48-year-old was briefly linked with a move to take over the hot seat at Parkhead last summer.

This came after the former US internationalist stated that it was ‘an honour’ to be linked to the job and spoke very highly about Celtic and Scotland.

However, that move was soon off the table for Celtic, and instead, the Hoops made the impressive appointment of Postecoglou.

The former Socceroos boss is respected across the globe by managers such as Pep Guardiola after achieving brilliant feats in Australia, Japan and now Scotland.

Another name to add to that list is Marsch, who expressed his admiration for the work the Celtic boss has done, whilst speaking to the press on a pre-season tour with his side in Australia.

He said [Leeds United]: “I’m a big admirer of Ange. I think the work he has done here (in Australia), in Japan and then in Scotland has been really, really good.

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“What a great first year he had with Celtic. I love seeing people challenge themselves, have clear ideas, have teams that play in a very distinct manner and stay true to their identity they want to represent.

“Whatever style you have, if you can have an identity it is inspiring.”

Postecoglou could be a huge inspiration for coaches, including Marsch.

Nations such as Australia and the US aren’t exactly well known for producing world-class football coaches.

However, Postecoglou and Marsch are doing their best to show clubs from across the world that there is talent coming out of all different countries.

The Celtic manager has faced the formidable challenge of building himself up in Australia and Japan over the last 25 years before finally earning his big chance in Europe.

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And the 56-year-old certainly hasn’t disappointed in his first season managing in Scotland.

I am sure plenty of coaches and clubs will be continuing to keep a close eye on the success of Postecoglou, and he could help inspire the next generation of managers.

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