Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou delivers another 'mate' one-liner as he reveals plan for the next transfer window

By John McGinley

February 12, 2022

We love a ‘mate’ from Ange Postecoglou don’t we? Usually, it accompanies a quip, or even sometimes a withering put down of a reporter, at times it’s just friendly.

Nonetheless, the ‘mate’ rules supreme and Ange is at it again.

Actually, his answer on the upcoming summer transfer window went well beyond an opening one-liner.

He’s made it clear that while Celtic are still in ‘rebuild’ mode, our transfer activity this summer should be more a case of evolution than revolution.

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Ange Postecoglou sets out future Celtic transfer vision

Asked about his stance for the summer, Postecoglou told The Herald: “Mate, I’m hoping to be sitting beside a beach doing nothing this summer having worked it all out!

“There are always challenges. Sometimes the more success you have, you may have more players leaving in the summer. You just don’t know. But I definitely know that it won’t be as significant or as big a rebuild as we had to go through in the past two windows. There’s no doubt about that.

“One good reason for that and one positive is because we’ve got most of them right. It’s one thing bringing in a whole host of players. If you don’t get them right then you really have to revisit it and go again.

“From my perspective, that’s been the pleasing thing. I think we are creating a really good foundation, not just for the next window, but for the next few windows. We will obviously always try to improve the squad but more importantly, we will try and replace quality players if they leave the football club for other shores. That’s the kind of business we’ll be doing in future windows.”

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It all sounds sensible to me. Given the impact of Ange’s signings, supporters will be far less anxious about the upcoming transfer window, regardless of what happens between now and the end of the season.

We have a young, talented group desperate to play Postecoglou’s brand of football and that’s something to build on for next season and beyond. We don’t need a whole new team this time around.

If players do move on, you have to trust at this point that the Celtic boss will find the personnel he needs to retain the quality we’ve seen so far in this campaign.

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