Michael Stewart's terrific Sportscene tribute to Celtic boss
Michael Stewart has delivered a glowing tribute to Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou after securing the league championship last night.
Ange has come in for plenty of praise as the season has gone on after managing to make the Hoops tick once again.
It all came to a head last night when Celtic managed to get the point they needed to secure the Premiership title. It means that the manager has now officially delivered a league and cup double in his debut campaign in Scotland.
And Stewart bigged up the job Postecoglou has done as he looked over Celtic’s season on Sportscene last night:
“It has [been relentless]. It makes it all the more impressive when you think about the difficult start that they did have to the season and the pressure that was really beginning to mount on the team and Ange Postecoglou.
“So to have turned it around this season so quickly after a bad start, and when you look at even when before the season began where the club was off the park with the squad….I’m pretty sure when he walked in he would’ve sensed pretty quickly how downbeat the place was. So to have turned all of that around and create such a positive atmosphere – it’s a massive job Ange Postecoglou has done at Celtic.
“Another thing for me from Ange Postecoglou’s perspective is that for good managers it’s not just about recruiting. You look at the players he improves that are already there. That man Tony Ralston is one that sticks out. He’s a guy that was pretty much on his way out the door. He’s got a new contract at the club, he’s clearly loving life at Celtic, and a lot of that is down to hard work from him but belief from his manager. That’s what good managers do – they make players better.”
Michael Stewart bigs up Celtic and Ange Postecoglou on Sportscene
Stewart, one of the Celtic supporters’ more popular pundits, is absolutely bang on about the job Postecoglou has done in terms of improving players already at the club.
It’s not just about Ralston either even if he’s the standout. He’s managed to bring on the likes of Greg Taylor down the other flank. How good a season has he had ever since Ange became the manager?
You could even argue that the manager has brought Callum McGregor on too given how poor he was under Neil Lennon last term.
Stephen Welsh is another who can feel he’s developed nicely this year albeit hasn’t been in the first-team all that often. There are players at the club who had been struggling for form only to see Ange come in and totally pick them up off the floor.
That says just as much about his managerial abilities as any title win or run of results does. Improving players is what football management is all about – Postecoglou has done that with many this season.
It only makes you even more excited for next year and the potential success that could potentially contain for the club.
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