Photo: Ange Postecoglou's old team release Celtic inspired kit

By John McGinley

February 14, 2022

South Melbourne FC have released a goalkeeping kit they say is a homage to Ange Postecoglou and the work he is doing with Celtic in Glasgow.

Postecoglou has strong connections to the Australian side, playing with them for nine years before taking charge of the team between 1996 and 2000.

In fact, just today the Celtic boss talked up his roots at the club and how it relates to the immigrant-led story of the Bhoys.

The predominately green effort with white trim has been posted to social media, becoming a big hit with online Celtic supporters.

The kit is not yet for sale, but the club have confirmed they are working on pre-orders over the next few weeks with a view to selling them to Scottish supporters.

This could end up becoming a bit of a money-spinner for the side. Supporters have already struck up a great affinity with Ange and the chance to promote his heritage while retaining a green and white look may end up being a hit.

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If nothing else it’s just more evidence of increased attention on Celtic from around the world this season.

Postecoglou has arrived from Australia and there’s been an influx of Japanese talent, notably increasing the Bhoys’ presence in the hearts and minds of football fans in these respective countries.

Long may it continue, allied with the potential success our manager can bring.

In other news, Confirmed: Former Celtic midfielder Barry Robson takes interim charge of Aberdeen; Scott Brown still involved.