Jeremie Frimpong backing Ange Postecoglou to thrive at Celtic

By David Walton

September 29, 2021

Bayer Leverkusen talent Jeremie Frimpong is backing Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou to thrive in Glasgow and bring trophy success back to Parkhead.

Frimpong could’ve been playing under the Greek-Australian this season. However, he left Parkhead back in January in an £11.5m agreement [Scottish Sun].

It’s looking like a wise decision too. Frimpong has gone to new heights in the Bundesliga, and is now a regular under manager Gerardo Seoane. So much so that a Celtic Park return for Jeremie looks inevitable as the Hoops look to get some credibility back after some damaging domestic results.

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However, despite our slow start to the campaign, Frimpong is backing Postecoglou to become a Parkhead hero and bring back the glory days to Glasgow’s East End.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Frimpong said: “There is a new coach now and I am sure that winning trophies will return to Celtic.

“Celtic fans became so used to winning trophies now that it has not happened for a season it is unusual for the fans. They are a big club and I am sure those days are not far away.”

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Ange Postecoglou will be judged on the trophies he brings to Celtic Park

We can talk about exciting styles of football all we want. We can also bring up the honesty and enjoyment we have when it comes to listening to our manager. But the truth is Postecoglou will be judged on one thing and one thing only – trophies.

It’s easy to pretend that the style of football is the main thing. It isn’t. Look at Gordon Strachan for example. He brought six trophies to Parkhead playing in a more direct manner that wasn’t particularly pleasing on the eye. But it was a style of football that got Celtic into the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League on two occasions. Nobody was arguing with it.

Gordon is now one of Celtic’s admired managerial figures. The core point here being that whilst the football wasn’t great to watch, the euphoria of winning trophies always wins out.

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Sure, if you can do both then terrific. Brendan Rodgers managed it and Neil Lennon, at one stage of his Celtic career, was the same. But they’re defined by what they win in the main.

Postecoglou has it engrained into himself that he must improve Celtic’s footballing philosophy and develop an attack-minded team that plays with a high-intensity. We’re all praying it comes off, but the most important thing at Celtic will always be winning.

We can pretend that isn’t the case as much as we want. But look at how history has viewed previous managers. When Postecoglou eventually leaves Parkhead, it’ll be his trophy wins everyone talks about.

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