Ange Postecoglou has won Scottish Football Writer’s Manager of the year after guiding his Celtic side to the top of the table and soon the league title.
The Australian came in with a lot of question marks hanging over his head. Some in the press even asking him if he knew anything about Hearts during one of his pre-match press conferences.
Celtic fans didn’t know much about him at first and the initial reaction when Ange’s name cropped up was one of bafflement. A couple of hours later and a few days in between the rumours and the announcement, Celtic fans did their homework and realised this guy was legit.
Of course, many still had their reservations, but when he spoke on arrival, Ange won a lot of people over.
Handling the media and building a Celtic side from scratch that has gone onto win the league in his first season is remarkable.
It took Steven Gerrard three seasons to win the league with Rangers* and he needed a worldwide pandemic to make it happen.
Ange has come in and won Celtic the double straight off the bat and for that reason there’s only one winner for manager of the year.