"He’s adored"; Former Celtic hero Kieran Tierney appears to have loved what he has seen from Ange Postecoglou

By Lewis Laird

January 26, 2023

Former Celtic hero Kieran Tierney appears to be loving the work Ange Postecoglou is doing at Celtic.

The Arsenal defender is a lifelong Hoops fan and spent a large portion of his career playing for his boyhood heroes before moving down south.

Nowadays, Tierney will be watching on from afar, keeping a close eye on how some of his former teammates are getting on at Parkhead.

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The left-back is enjoying a successful season of his own with Arsenal, who are flying high at the top of the English Premier League.

However, he clearly still takes some time to catch up on how the Bhoys are performing, and he is even trying to convince some of his Gunners teammates to become Celtic supporters.

Speaking in a recent interview, Tierney appears to be enjoying the job that Ange Postecoglou is doing at Celtic Park.

The Scotland international stated that what the Hoops have done over the last 18 months ‘is amazing’, as he opened up on the gushing reviews he has heard from his friends about the Celtic boss.

The ex-Celtic man also stated that he was gutted for the Bhoys after their efforts in this season’s Champions League, which he feels they deserved more from.

He said [Sun Sport]: “What Celtic have done, and are doing just now, is amazing. I was gutted for them in the Champions League. I felt they deserved so much more for their performances.

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“It’s a journey they’re on in Europe. It’s a bit like Arsenal, steady progress. People can see where you’re going, what you’re trying to do.

“Ange Postecoglou’s bought right into the club. That’s why the fans love him. He’s adored. My friends talk about him; certain clips, certain interviews.

“Even when he wears a certain JUMPER, people are buying it. You can tell how much he’s loved.”

Despite his Parkhead exit in 2019, Tierney will always be a fan favourite to the majority of the Celtic support. He was simply another supporter, playing in the green and white Hoops.

Now, he could potentially be on his way to lifting the English Premier League this season, and Arsenal look to be in a good position to do just that.

I am sure in the back of our minds, there is always the question of whether the defender could return to Paradise one day. But that will be one for much later down the line.

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It would certainly have been interesting to see how Tierney would perform in the slightly different left-back role when working under Ange Postecoglou.

Like the majority of players the Celtic boss has coached in his 18 months, I am sure he would help him to thrive!

If both Arsenal and Celtic keep up their current form, who knows, maybe we could see Tierney face off against Postecoglou’s side in the Champions League next season!

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