CHRIS SUTTON is calling for the Celtic board to back their man even more and give him a cash injection in the summer.
After last season’s sales, Ange Postecoglou is working with a net spend of -£7 million, meaning there should be money there for the manager to spend, especially with the Club securing Champions League football next season.
Playing with Europe’s elite means Celtic must strengthen so that they aren’t there for the taking.
It’s also a great opportunity to push ahead of our Glasgow rivals. Champions League football can attract some quality players to Celtic, and the club can afford to pay that little bit extra with the cash injection.
Writing in the Daily Record, the former Celtic striker pleaded with the board to pass the cash to Ange;
“We don’t stop. We all know Ange Postecoglou’s mantra by now and his players clearly bought in to it last season. Now it’s the board’s turn.
“By the looks of it Celtic’s money men are getting ready to back the manager and it’s the least he deserves after pulling off a remarkable victory in the Premiership last season.
“You won’t be able to convince me the Parkhead board were banking on getting Champions League football when the last campaign kicked off.
“Celtic still need to tool up for the Champions League, unless they want to just turn up and make up the numbers.
“Celtic’s model is obvious. They look for bargains and sell for a profit. It doesn’t look like they’ll be cashing in on any of their main men this season so this might be one of those summers when they spent more than they rake in.
“That’s not always the case. Don’t forget, Postecoglou’s net spend was actually nearly £10m less than the club made from the sales of Odsonne Edouard, Kris Ajer and Ryan Christie.”
The signs look positive. Celtic is thought to be in advanced negotiations for Jota and Carter-Vickers, the pair come with a hefty price tag. It’s a statement intent if Celtic get the deals over the line, but they need more than this.