Michael Stewart's incredible radio praise for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou yesterday

By John McGinley

September 12, 2021

Michael Stewart was left mightily impressed with Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou yesterday.

Celtic won comfortably against Ross County with a 3-0 scoreline, but it wasn’t Ange’s tactics, team selection or substitutions that drew praise from the high-profile pundit.

It was actually the post-match media interview with BBC reporter Kenny Macintyre.

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Postecoglou covered a range of topics including his relationship with the board and the plans to introduce vaccine passports for large Scottish football crowds.

And Stewart couldn’t hide his admiration for the Greek-Australian shortly after.

Speaking on the Scottish Football Podcast, the former Hibs and Hearts man said: “He just strikes me as a very, very good manager and a very good person. I think it’s clear what he’s saying without trying to come across and dominate the subject. Listen to the experts, I thought it was a very, very good answer to the question about vaccine passports.

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“Then also the topic of players being double vaccinated. He answered it without nailing his colours to the mast. He just strikes me as a guy who is very well rounded.

“I’m pretty sure the players in the changing room respect him and want to play football for him. When I listen to him I just think this guy is someone you would want to play football for.”

Those are comments I am sure will chime with many Celtic fans.

Ange seems to be a fundamentally decent, honest person. He also carries himself with authority and authenticity. It’s easy to understand why he’s built up an army of former colleagues and foreign pundits who have nothing but good things to say about him.

I don’t think he’s put a foot wrong in any media interviews. From fan banners, to post-derby defeats, he’s been spot on and sound in every respect.

It’s great to have him as a leader of Celtic.

In other news, Celtic prove title credentials with thrilling Sunday comeback.