Homecoming tour for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou loses the supporting act
Rangers have pulled out of Ange Postecoglou’s homecoming tournament in Australia this afternoon, it has been confirmed in a statement.
The Ibrox side said of the Sydney Super Cup, which involves Celtic: “Rangers can confirm the Club will not be participating in the Sydney Super Cup in November 2022.
“After it became clear the tournament organisers were unwilling to fulfil their commitments to Rangers, we have, with immediate effect, terminated the Club’s agreement with the organisers.”
The four-team event takes place just prior to the World Cup. Celtic and Rangers had been due to play the first-ever derby outside of Scotland, but clearly, that is now no longer happening.
The marketing has been heavily based around manager Postecoglou and his return to Australia, leaving Rangers as an embarrassing afterthought.
Supporters have put their club under increasing pressure, with statements and protests flying from both sides of the argument – a rather amusing meltdown to say the least.
Tickets have been on sale in Australia for the last couple of weeks and it remains to be seen how the tournament now progresses.
One option could be pulling in another high-profile team from Britain or Europe to play Celtic in a showpiece friendly.
More information on all of that as soon as we get it!
In other news, Report: Rivals’ top scorer sent to injury specialist in London ahead of Sunday Celtic derby.