Video: Ange Postecoglou shuts down daft question in brilliant Celtic press conference moment

By Euan Davidson

November 24, 2021

Ange Postecoglou, Celtic boss, is responsible for many things. Firstly, the tactics and personnel that play for Celtic Football Club. To a large extent, signings. Representing the club as an ambassador. Hosting Christmas Dinner in adverts.

What he’s not responsible for, though, is whether Hibs have enough seats at the Premier Sports Cup Final, on December 19th.

In recent days, Jack Ross and Hibs have been publicly rowing with the SPFL over the split of tickets for the showpiece Hampden final. However, Ange Postecoglou has absolutely no interest in addressing that situation whatsoever.

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Via Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, Postecoglou said:

“Nah you’re not going to ask me about ticket allocation?

“We’re playing Leverkusen in a big game tomorrow night!

“Don’t waste the opportunity! I have no desire, or any inkling to get involved in ticket allocation, that’s not my brief.

“I’ll give you a freebie. Give me another question.”

A bizarre question to ask Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou ahead of massive game

You can 100% understand Ange Postecoglou and his reaction here; Celtic are about to play Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League. It’s a game which could have a pivotal influence on what competition the Hoops are in next season.

It’s also a test for Postecoglou as a manager. He’s being tasked with overturning a 4-0 loss in the last encounter. Leverkusen have some of the most dangerous talents in Europe, and for Celtic, it’s a great opportunity.

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So, why ask Postecoglou what he thinks about the ticket allocation at the national stadium?

It’s ludicrous, and Big Ange is right to call out how incongruous and wasteful the question is. Hopefully there were more incisive enquiries made of the Celtic manager ahead of a crucial European test.

With a draw or a win, Celtic could put themselves in a fantastic position to emerge from Europa League Group G. With Real Betis visiting Celtic Park in December, the reverberations of tomorrow night will have an impact.

That’s what Postecoglou’s focused on.

Quite rightly, too.

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