Tom Rogic has given a glowing reference to his Celtic teammates about new manager Ange Postecoglou.
The 55-year-old was announced as our new boss this morning.
Fans are still digesting the news, as are the players.
However, we’re starting to see senior members of the squad add their voices of support to the new era. As you’d expect, of course.
The first thing James Forrest did after hearing the news was contact Rogic. He’ll be able to clue in his teammates on the coaching methods and personality of the new leader.
Forrest said, to the official Celtic website: “Tom’s said really good things about the new manager. He worked with him at the Australian national team, and he said that he’s very good and that a lot of players speak highly of him.
“And what Tom’s said about him, you’re hearing that from a lot of different people, so that’s a good sign and I’m looking forward to him coming in. I think it’s an exciting time for the players, the fans and everyone at the club.
“You always need to come back and look to keep progressing, keep on top of your own game and keep improving, and we’re all looking forward to the new manager coming in and working with him.”
Callum McGregor also looking forward to new Celtic era with Postecoglou
Callum McGregor had a pretty dreadful season. He’s as eager as anyone to move on and have a fresh start this summer. After progressing so well under Brendan Rodgers, can he find a positive response to Postecoglou’s methods?
The midfielder said today: “It’s a fresh start and exciting times for the club to begin a new chapter as well.
“A new manager coming in will always have his own ideas on the way he wants to play football, and the way that he sees football – how people act around the building, what he wants his team to look like – so it’s a clean slate for everybody, and we just need to come back and try to impress as much as we can in training and in the games when we get the chance as well.
“At the end of every season you go away and reflect on how it’s gone and how you’ve done, and how you can do better. Then you come back for the new season with new goals and that’s the same this year again as well.”
Obviously no one at Celtic is going to be coming out and criticising the manager or this appointment. However, I am really failing to see the doom and gloom that some others are within the support.
This is going to represent a massive change to the way the team functions. That’s a good start.
It could end up being a disaster, or a dream, but first and foremost it’s about Postecoglou imprinting himself on the club and the players tasked to carry out his actions.
One step at a time. That includes getting on board from the start.