Report: How Postecoglou feels about Celtic offer; why Hoops want him

By David Walton

May 30, 2021

Ange Postecoglou is extremely keen on becoming the next Celtic manager, according to the Daily Record.

The Record reports that the Hoops have made an offer to the Greek-Australian tactician. This comes after the tiresome Eddie Howe saga finally came to a conclusion on Friday in frustrating fashion.

Speculation has since grown arms and legs with Postecoglou, who is currently in charge of Yokohama Marinos in Japan. And the Record believes that he’s extremely interested in taking over from Neil Lennon at Parkhead.

Many are asking as to why he’s the natural candidate after the Howe saga. The report says that the club is extremely impressed with his managerial experience after securing 17 competition wins with six different sides.

The newspaper also states that Celtic feel he has the strong personality they need to manage the Parkhead rebuild, with several players’ futures uncertain heading into the summer.

Ange Postecoglou comes out of nowhere, but Celtic in need of something different

There’s no denying the Postecoglou rumours just came fizzing out of nowhere once the Howe saga ended. He’s a total unknown to Celtic fans given that he’s yet to manage a club in Europe throughout his managerial career.

However, he certainly would arrive with plenty of winning experience to his name. This isn’t a manager that can be accused of failing to win anything in his history. In fact, winning is all Postecoglou appears to know.

But it’ll be interesting to see what style of football he tries to bring to Celtic Park next season, should he be confirmed. With Howe, Celtic fans had a fair idea of what we were going to be getting. His Bournemouth team were a well-established Premier League club for years. Postecoglou comes completely out of the blue.

Celtic have been heavily linked with Ange Postecoglou / (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Yet what you can’t deny is that this is a move that would symbolise change. It’s a totally different path we would be taking by giving an Australian manager an opportunity in Europe. That obviously comes with its own risks, but it’s still a bold step by the football club.

What now needs to happen is that the next man has the same backing Howe was going to receive. That he’s given a blank sheet to rebuild this club without any restrictions or influences from non-football staff.

If Postecoglou is who Celtic want to bring into the club this summer, it’s essential he’s backed as if he was our first-choice.

In other news, Postecoglou was asked about the Celtic manager’s job this morning.