Ross County boss: Ange Postecoglou is managing Celtic the correct way

By Euan Davidson

September 10, 2021

Ross County boss Malky Mackay admits he’s done his homework on Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou, and is impressed.

The new Staggies boss, who took over from ex-Celtic man John Hughes this summer, spoke to his contacts about the Bhoys manager. Postecoglou has led something of a tactical revival at Celtic, picking up emphatic domestic wins and qualifying for the Europa League.

Mackay, speaking to the Ross-shire Journal, sounded like he was looking forward to meeting the Greek-Australian coach.

The former Bhoys defender said [Ross-shire Journal]:

“I know a couple of the guys at the Australian FA who know him.

“They had already told me good things about him, and I’m impressed.

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“There is a lot of flux at the club, but as far as I’m aware he has come in in a very calm manner and there’s a clarity in what he wants. They are going about that in the correct way and they are winning games.

“I’m not surprised, because he’s an experienced football manager who has gone in and he’s handling a situation that is not easy.”

Ross County manager is right: Ange Postecoglou is taking Celtic in the right direction

We’re being presented the opportunity to praise Ange Postecoglou? Right then, don’t have to ask us twice.

Compared to the static, turgid football we saw last season, the football Celtic are playing now is worlds away. Despite a gruelling schedule, the Bhoys have picked up big results, playing an eye-catching brand of play that’s got supporters craving more.

That was a difficult ask of any manager, given the turnover at the club.

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In fact, the whole mood at the club from top to bottom was dire when Postecoglou arrived. His appointment, in itself, caused heated debate. Few are complaining now, of course.

Now, focus shifts to tomorrow. With a raft of new players at his disposal, and the sting of an Ibrox defeat still raw, tomorrow is a big game. Not least with a sell-out crowd in tow.

Calm, clear, and collected; big Ange has the Celtic support’s backing. Tomorrow, that’ll be very clear indeed.

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