Ange Postecoglou makes promising Celtic transfer pledge

By John McGinley

March 6, 2023

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is already hard at work preparing for the summer transfer window with his colleagues at the club, telling supporters that he’ll be looking to get deals done as early as possible.

Celtic’s recruitment under the Australian has been praised by supporters, players and pundits since his arrival in Glasgow with the Bhoys seemingly finding a new edge in the transfer market.

Not only have most of the incoming players been exceptional on the park but they have all arrived relatively fuss-free and, in many cases, early enough to get up to speed with life at the club in time to make the necessary impact. Postecoglou is aiming for more of the same, apparently delighted with the way the club has supported him along the way.

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Ange Postecoglou looking for more early Celtic signings

He said [The Herald]: “We are always trying to improve and as you say the results have been outstanding. As importantly, so have the performances. We are really strong and are getting stronger. That is always our focus. Sometimes the performances are not always there even when the results are but we have kind of married the two this year for the most part which has been great.

“We want to continue that until the end of the year and be strong. We are constantly looking at how we can be stronger for next year. I think if you look at every window since I have been here we have strengthened and we are already doing work to make sure we come out of the next window even stronger than when we enter it.

“That has got to be our ambition every time we enter this process. Getting them in early has worked well for us. It has allowed players to come in and settle and contribute straight away and we will continue to do that.”

If Celtic now go on to win the league, the Bhoys are guaranteed entry into the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. Should that happen, Postecoglou can expect another transfer kitty moving into the eight-figure range, allowing him to further enhance and better the squad.

It sounds like fans can definitely look forward to the club being proactive in the market too, planning ahead and ensuring players arrive in quick order – rather than the recruitment staff scrambling about for last-minute signings.

This is all positive stuff and will give Celtic the best chance to reach the level our manager wants next season.

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