Micah Richards backs Celtic for the title as Jamie Carragher lauds Ange Postecoglou
It looks as though Celtic are catching the attention of some big-name pundits down south as Ange Postecoglou continues to wow in Scotland.
The Hoops currently lead the Scottish Premiership by 3 points despite a title-challenge looking unlikely in the summer. The progress made under Postecoglou has been constantly highlighted, with plenty of pundits already having been shown up in Scotland.
But it also appears as though the manager is turning heads down south. Popular Sky and BBC pundit Micah Richards was asked on 5 Live’s Instagram story who we believed would win the title, stating: “Oh Celtic or Rangers. Both unbelievable teams but my Joe Hart is at Celtic. So I’ve got to say Celtic all the way.”
Liverpool great Jamie Carragher, meanwhile, has been speaking to Optus Sport who published clips of his interview with them on social media. And in one particular video, Carragher hailed Postecoglou for his work at Parkhead:
“Obviously there’s always going to be a bit of scepticism – who is this guy [Postecoglou], we don’t know too much about him. But no, he’s done brilliantly culminating in the last Old Firm where it wasn’t just the result, it was the performance as well, absolutely demolished Rangers in that game.
“It was one of those games where it doesn’t always happen, where it felt like the whole of England was watching and I think it just reminds everyone how big Scottish football is, certainly with the two Glasgow giants.”
Ange Postecoglou continuing to turn heads as Celtic work isn’t going unnoticed
Seldom do the bigger names in English punditry comment on Scottish football. Normally due to them likely having nothing more than a passing interest even if that.
However, it shows how good a job Postecoglou is doing that his work is still being realised and that opinions on who will secure the title are changing. For anyone who actually goes and tries to research what he’s done here, it’s utterly outrageous.
Yes, there’s a slight feeling of frustration at the moment after failing to see off Hibs at Easter Road. However, look at how well we’ve been performing statistically. Since drawing against Dundee United back in September, Celtic have taken 57 from a possible 63 points. That’s an outrageous return.
Ange managed to secure 10 new signings in January whilst moving on some of the deadwood and wantaways. A further 4 first-teamers arrived in January. 14 new players making an impact in the first team and within their first season they’re overtaking what’s supposed to be a settled European force in Rangers.
It’s incredible work. People are forgetting just how gloomy things were back in the summer. Nobody could’ve foreseen this position back then. And it’s no wonder he’s turning the heads of English pundits like Carragher either.
Fingers crossed he can now go on and see the job through. If he does, Ange will go on to become a Celtic icon, regardless of how long he’s here for afterward.