Ange Postecoglou delivers Celtic transfer and rebuild update after recent talks with board

By John McGinley

October 15, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has been speaking about the overall rebuild at Celtic and the club’s intentions in the January transfer window.

Postecoglou has already told journalists that the club are scouring leagues around the world, including the Japanese top-flight, for players and talent ahead of the upcoming window.

Now he’s gone into the long-term future of the club and the ‘pillars’ being put in place for success.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou / Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The BBC reports that he used the international break to hold talks with the likes of acting CEO Michael Nicholson about the direction of the club.

As quoted by the broadcaster, Ange said: “We are working together to put up the pillars. We have some immediate concerns obviously and that’s around the football department and looking into January.

“If I keep getting that support, I’m really confident we will bring in the right kind of players in January that we will need to bolster the squad and then we will have a good foundation for what’s ahead.

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“There is no doubt this has been a major rebuild. That’s not just an opinion – that’s a fact. To bring in 12 players in one window, that pretty much signifies that you building something completely new.”

Obviously, actions speak louder than words, but it does sound like Postecoglou is happy with what’s being done behind the scenes.

It seems he is well on top of plans for the next transfer window, which should allow Celtic to get players early in January, rather than scrambling at the end of the month.

If results start to come consistently on the pitch, Celtic will be in a very strong position heading into the new year.

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