ANGE POSTECOGLOU participated in an interview with Optus Sport, the 50-minute chat with the manager is the longest yet since he became Celtic manager.

Over the past two transfer windows, the manager has used his knowledge of the J-League to attract top quality players to Scotland for a low price. The markets are untapped and allow Ange the opportunity to bring unknown stars to Europe.

It’s worked well for the Aussie boss so far, with Kyogo, Maeda and Hatate all arriving at Celtic from the J-League, and all arriving for a small fee.

Ange revealed that he would use this to his advantage and noted that other countries have leagues bursting with unknown talent. Appearing on Optus Sport, he said;

“I go beyond Japan. I think Asian players in general. There’s players from Iran and Saudi that you think ‘they could play in Europe very easily’. Top talents.

“I’m going to use this to my advantage. Because, like I said, I know particularly the J-League very well the ability of players and the talent that they have.”

Celtic have already been linked to a winger from the UAE Pro League winger, Mehdi Ghayedi. The 23-year-old has also represented Iran, was the subject of negotiations between Celtic and his club, Shabab Al Ahli. The Scotsman reports that Celtic had numerous bids turned down.

Ange is in a great position. He knows where to look for talent and knows players already. He will continue to use this to his advantage for the foreseeable future.


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