The giant week on the horizon that Ange Postecoglou's entire Celtic reign has been building towards

By Lewis Laird

June 17, 2022

Last season, Celtic enjoyed an incredible first year under new boss Ange Postecoglou.

The 56-year-old arrived in Glasgow and changed the club’s fortunes around after a disastrous campaign the season previous.

Many fans were anticipating a journey under the former Socceroos boss, but not one which saw the Bhoys lift two trophies during his first season in charge.

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Despite facing a difficult start to life at Celtic, Postecoglou never let the confidence for his side slip and continued to insist that the title race was not over towards the back end of last year.

That confidence paid off, with the Hoops ending the season as winners of the Scottish Premiership and also securing Champions League football for next season.

The Celtic manager will now have moved on from the success of last year to thinking ahead for what is to come after the fixtures for the 2022/23 campaign were announced earlier this morning.

One week, in particular, is likely to catch the eye of both Ange Postecoglou and the Celtic support as we begin preparing for the coming season.

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Those crucial seven days or so come at the beginning of September when the Bhoys take on Glasgow rivals Rangers in the first Derby fixture of the new campaign at Celtic Park.

Just a few days later, Postecoglou’s side will also be gearing up for their opening game in the Champions League group stage on either the 6th or 7th of September.

The highly anticipated week Ange Postecoglou will be buzzing for

Before coming to Celtic, Postecoglou had a long and successful career as a manager in both Australia and Japan.

In almost all of his roles, he has secured trophy success and yet the majority of football fans across Europe hadn’t heard of him, and no side seemed willing to take the chance on him.

Last summer, Celtic took that chance and are now reaping the rewards of the appointment after the success achieved in such a short space of time.

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At the beginning of September, Postecoglou will be looking to show the rest of Europe why they were wrong not to give him the deserved recognition.

He has the chance to do that in one of the biggest derbies in the world before managing his first game in the biggest club competition, all within the same week.

It almost feels like a moment that has been building up for Postecoglou at Celtic after such a brilliant first season in charge. This is the chance to show that the Bhoys are moving to a new level.

And what a week it will be for the Celtic supporters too, who will be right behind the manager and his players!

In other news, Barry Bannan’s brilliant Celtic verdict after facing Bhoys last summer.