Ange Postecoglou is a straight shooter. We’ve learned that already from his short time as Celtic boss. He doesn’t try to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes and he’s not really a fan of the standard, robot responses you get from some managers when they’re questioned by traditional media.

True to form, Ange gave a belter of a response when it came to a journalist at the Glasgow Times asking about Celtic’s finances and if he was worried about the money not coming in from an unsuccessful Champions League qualifying campaign.

The Australian boss was straight to the point:

“I’m not an accountant mate, I’m a football manager.”

“When people start talking to me about finances they miss the essence of what I’m about,”

“I’m not interested. I want to win games, I want to win trophies, I want to bring special nights to here.

“The finances are for other people.”

It sounds quite flippant and some fans are happy he’s taking this sort of tact with the Scottish media. However, Graeme McGarry, who wrote the article revealed he didn’t get any sort of dismissive vibe from the manager. Instead, he got the impression Ange was just being genuine with his response.

You can be chewed up and spit out by the media in this country. Especially when you’ve come from somewhere they don’t know much about.

Ange continues to impress in that regard. The genuine aura he has around him makes it easy for players and staff to also get behind him.

It’s early days, but if the club back him, there’s every chance Ange can make things happen at Celtic.


  1. If I were Celtic I would only conduct interviews with fan groups and their media representatives. The main stream media are historically orange, bitter and anti Celtic, so why give them a crumb of information. Let them read about it in the fan’s blogs after our own people have put it out there. At the end of the day it’s the fans that matter, not some washed up red top rag print journalists. Ban ralotarum!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.