Celtic aiming for excitement that should have Scottish rivals very concerned for next season
After such a disappointing season the year previous, Celtic’s success last campaign seemed to come as a surprise to the majority of those involved in Scottish football.
However, one man who wasn’t surprised by that success was Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou.
The 56-year-old proved all his doubters wrong, leading the Hoops to a league and cup double during his first year in the Parkhead dugout.
As the buzz around the up-and-coming season continues to rise, it is clear to see that Postecoglou is extremely keen to continue that success.
The Celtic manager is already making moves that should leave sides across the country afraid of what is to come next.
Just days into the summer transfer window, Ange has already added one of his key targets, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and is looking to continue his business over the next few weeks with first-team quality signings at left-back, in midfield and on the wing in the pipeline, just for starters.
It isn’t just his transfer business that is likely to be impressive, though.
The club are also on the lookout for backroom staff to help further this Celtic side. These include a new first-team analyst, and a sports scientist focused on reconditioning.
Postecoglou will also be adding to his dugout staff within the coming weeks, with reports stating that former Liverpool and Leeds man Harry Kewell is set to become a first-team coach at Celtic.
More additions in important positions behind the scenes could take this Celtic side to a whole new level going into next season.
With Champions League football to look forward to, that alone will help raise the levels of both the playing and management staff.
The recent movements almost seem like a message from Ange to say; you thought we were good last season; wait until you see us this year with all these added improvements.
It is an extremely exciting time to be a Celtic fan, and I personally cannot wait for the new season to get underway, even to see the side in action in pre-season.
Our fellow Scottish clubs should be well aware, this Celtic team are looking like they could become a different animal going into Ange’s second season in charge.