Report: Timeline for Ange Postecoglou announcement at Celtic

By John McGinley

May 29, 2021

Celtic could announce Ange Postecoglou as the new manager as early as next week, BBC Sport Scotland have reported on Saturday.

Following on from reports last night from The Telegraph journalist John Percy, the BBC are now running their own story on Postecoglou to Celtic.

Reporter Chris McLaughlin also believes that the Greek-Australian is in advanced talks with the club and could be appointed over the next seven days.

Roddy Forsyth in The Telegraph had previously reported a managerial appointment was likely to occur by the middle of this coming week at the latest.

It all lines up with Celtic’s assertion that they were ready to announce a new manager ‘very shortly’ following the breakdown in talks with former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.

Postecoglou is the current manager of Japanese side Yokohama Marinos, having previously spent time as Australian national team boss. He’s also managed Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory in the past.

It has been reported by Sky Sports this weekend that he was recommended to the club by Fergal Harkin. He is potentially the new sporting director at the Bhoys and has links with Postecoglou through the City Football Group, the holding company of Manchester City.

There’s been a frosty reception to Postecoglou’s potential appointment from the online Celtic support, who feel the club should be giving the job to someone with much more experience of European football.

Ange Postecoglou has been linked with the Celtic job / (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

However, if he is indeed the man, fans will have no choice but to back the 55-year-old and hope for the best.

Celtic will have to sell this one pretty hard to get the majority on board and willing to part with season ticket cash.

Trust in the board is wearing very, very thin.

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