Amid the reports of Ange Postecoglou being linked with a move to the English Premier League, Celtic want to tie the Australian tactician down to a new contract with the Scottish champions.
Postecoglou has created a winning atmosphere at Parkhead and making sure the 57-year-old remains in Glasgow will be an important first step to ensure the Hoops continue to dominate in Scotland next season.
Postecoglou’s Future Needs Sorting
The Celtic hierarchy will be doing all they can to make sure Postecoglou is in the dugout next season. Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the Aussie manager, while Leeds United, who are 7/1 in the latest football odds to win the Championship next season, had previously been linked before their relegation from the Premier League. The lure of clubs from south of the border is undoubtedly strong but Postecoglou has been building something special at Parkhead and he has hinted he feels there is still work to be done that he wants to see through.
While the fans have obviously taken to Postecoglou since his arrival in Glasgow from Japan back in 2021, the players were quick to buy into the manager’s philosophy. Despite taking their foot off the gas towards the end of this Premiership season, Celtic still cruised to the title to win it by seven points. It’s understandable why there is talk of the Hoops offering Postecoglou a contract that would be the biggest financial package the club have offered a manager in its history.
Stepping Up In Europe
While the club will be eager for Postecoglou to pen fresh terms, the man himself has stated he’s “still here” and is likely to have one eye already on what can be achieved next season. Celtic will be determined to continue their domination across the domestic competitions in Scotland but there will also be an emphasis on improving in the coveted Champions League. The Hoops have felt out of their depth in the competition in their most recent visits, as the results show. Without a win in the last nine Champions League games, Celtic will be desperate to enjoy some more memorable European nights at Parkhead next season.
Recruitment over the coming months will once again be key to make sure Celtic stay above the chasing pack in Scotland, while also having a better chance to compete in Europe next season. The current squad is a good blend of youth and experience and it will be interesting to see which fresh faces come through the doors this summer. Keeping hold of the club’s top talent will be important too, especially Japanese star Kyogo Furuhashi, who has been a revelation for the Bhoys this season with 27 league goals to his name.
Whatever happens in the transfer market, Celtic will expect nothing less than more domestic success and improvement in Europe. Postecoglou staying at Parkhead is the foundation for that taking place and the Hoops faithful will be hoping to see the talented manager in the dugout for more years to come.