Talk may be on rivals after GVB sacking but it will be business as usual for Celtic

By Lewis Laird

November 21, 2022

We may currently be on a break from domestic action in Scotland. However, there are still plenty of talking points.

This morning, it is being reported that Celtic’s Glasgow rivals Rangers are set to sack current manager Giovanni van Bronkhorst after falling nine points behind Ange Postecoglou’s side.

It is certainly not how many pundits envisioned things going when the Dutchman was confirmed as boss last year. But, Postecoglou has seen off yet another Ibrox manager.

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With the Qatar World Cup starting on Sunday evening, there is now just under a month until the domestic action in this country gets back.

And during the winter break between November and December, there is bound to be plenty of talk surrounding who will become the next Rangers boss.

However, none of that talk will be affecting Celtic or the work that Ange Postecoglou is conducting at the club.

Ange Postecoglou and Celtic’s improvements set to continue as rivals gear up for managerial change.

Ever since Postecoglou’s arrival in Glasgow, supporters have seen almost non-stop improvements from the squad, including this season.

And the 57-year-old will be looking to continue that over this winter break by kicking on during the training camp visit to Portugal.

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Whilst our squad continues to improve and gear up for the second half of the campaign, on the other side of Glasgow, there are plenty of issues to fix, including the appointment of a new manager.

As we are all aware by now, the Celtic boss isn’t likely to get involved in any discussions surrounding the exit of van Bronkhorst from Ibrox.

Instead, he, his coaching staff, and his players will look to go about their work and ignore any of the talk. It is simply business as usual.

And it just goes to show how much of an incredible job Postecoglou has done at Celtic Park, producing a turnaround in fortunes and leading the Hoops back to the top of the pile in Scotland.

I am sure the Celtic boss will be prepared to deal with this scenario as he and his players head off to enjoy their break before the hard work gets underway once again in just over a week’s time.

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All the talk ahead of the return to domestic action in December will be surrounding the current issues that are taking place at our Glasgow rivals.

For Celtic, we will simply continue doing what we have been doing and will be ready for our first game back against Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

After starting the season off in superb form, it will be about maintaining those results and levels of performance into the second half of the campaign.

No matter the talk or decisions that Rangers might come to, it is important that we simply focus on ourselves, and I am sure that is the message Ange Postecoglou will be sharing at Lennoxtown.

In other news, Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou sees off another Ibrox manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst set to be put out of his misery.