Kenny Dalglish thinks Ange Postecoglou can deliver one of Celtic's "greatest successes"

By John McGinley

April 10, 2022

Kenny Dalglish has been an admirer of Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou all season and he’s now sensing that the Bhoys are closing in on a domestic treble of trophies.

Dalglish was never one of the pundits who disrespected Postecoglou or treated him as a joke figure, even in the early stages of his appointment when others were indulging in it.

From the start, he’s given the Celtic boss time and support in his weekly newspaper columns.

Now, he reckons the Australian can go on to deliver one of the club’s best-ever achievements.

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He wrote in The Sunday Post today about our situation and next week’s Scottish Cup semi-final: “Celtic will start as favourites. There will be talk of them winning a treble and it’s only natural for that to be on the agenda.

“Celtic swept the boards in four consecutive seasons between 2017 and 2020. It was an incredible achievement. Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon were the managers at that time and now big Ange is very close to doing it.

“Considering where Celtic were when he took over last summer, if he sweeps the boards domestically it would go down as one of the greatest successes. But there is a long way to go. Ange won’t be thinking about trebles right now. It will be one game at a time.

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“Callum McGregor will also be urging his team-mates to go for glory. He took over from Scott Brown and has been a great skipper. A treble would be the icing on the cake for him.

“He played very well at Ibrox last weekend and was the trigger point for his team to recover after they conceded a goal inside the first five minutes. Callum and the players enjoy playing at the National Stadium.”

On a domestic level, if Celtic were to win a treble this year then it truly would go down in the folklore of the club. Not just because it stands on its own as an achievement regardless of the context, but because of the environment Postecoglou walked into.

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Dalglish doesn’t want to be too disrespectful but, frankly, Celtic were on their knees last summer. Following the disappointment of a failed bid for ten-in-a-row and multiple players leaving, we needed someone to come in and be a real leader.

That’s exactly what Ange is. He now stands on the brink of becoming an all-time cult hero with the support. There really are just a few matches to get there. An exciting month is ahead.

In other news, Confirmed: Celtic take 6-point lead into post-split; title-win scenarios, key dates, opponents.