According to reports, former Benfica consultant Antoine Ortega has joined Celtic’s sports science department.

The Portuguese club employed Ortega as a data consultant, and he has been brought in to Celtic to assist with player recruitment and opposition analysis.

According to the Daily Mail, he has been given the necessary work visa to allow him to begin working in Scotland.

Ortega has a Master’s degree in data science from the University of Paris-Saclay and works as a football data scientist at Smartcoach.

The Frenchman also founded a company called Dunk the Data – delving into basketball data analysis.

Ange Postecoglou and Celtic are slowly building their backroom team and trying to cover all angles.

Antoine Ortega

When CeltsAreHere spoke with Ange when he first took on the Celtic role, he made it clear he wanted to beef up Celtic’s data team and find the edge to beat out opponents.

Slowly but surely, we’re making progress in that regard and Ange is going about his business very well.


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