Ange Postecoglou led the way, now the Celtic board have some explaining to do

By Hamish Carton

July 29, 2021

Ange Postecoglou didn’t shirk any responsibility following Celtic’s exit from the Champions League.

Our new manager may have been working with the bare bones of an even barer squad, but he wasn’t up for diverting attention away from himself.

“I take responsibility,” he said after the game. (Sky Sports)

“I’m the person who has been put in charge. We haven’t got players in, I obviously haven’t done a good enough job convincing people we needed to bring people in.

“I’m not going to shy away from it. I don’t say that because I’m some kind of martyr, I just think that’s my responsibility, that’s why I was brought in.”

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Postecoglou shouldn’t have to take full responsibility for Celtic failings

You’d be hard pressed to find any Celtic fans who think Postecoglou was the main reason for our Champions League exit.

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Some may grumble about the amount of time it took him to to make changes in Herning.

But does that not just highlight the state of the squad he has inherited?

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Last night lies at the feet of the board, and it is they who should be claiming responsibility.

It is they who have had since Neil Lennon’s departure in February to get things in place for these crucial qualifiers.

It is they who stumbled for months waiting on Eddie Howe, effectively writing off our chances of any meaningful involvement in the Champions League.

It is they who have given the manager only one fit and available first-team signing, Liel Abada, in his seven weeks at the club.

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It is they we need to hear from.

Dom McKay would earn a lot of respect if he faced up on Celtic’s website or YouTube channel, and explained why the squad was in such a dire state for such an important tie.

It’s all well and good being in front of the camera when you’ve got something positive to announce, what about when the proverbial hits the fan?

This isn’t on Ange.

In other news, Erik Sviatchenko has added insult to injury