As the Celtic support continues to speculate on who might take the reins from Ange Postecoglou, a new name has emerged from the chatter, one that carries with it a promise of continuity and exciting football. Jan Aage Fjortoft, a former footballer turned top journalist, has thrown his weight behind Kjetil Knutsen, the current manager of Bodo Glimt in Norway.

Fjortoft, a respected voice in the football world, took to social media to deliver his message directly to Celtic. His endorsement of Knutsen is not one to be taken lightly, given his extensive experience and knowledge of the game.

“Dear @CelticFC, Understand you need a new manager! Check out Kjetil Knutsen at Bodø Glimt here in Norway 🇳🇴. Clear philosophy, playing attractive football, success in Europe and is in general a good lad. Ps! Been linked to Ajax as well so maybe hurry up,” Fjortoft wrote.

Ange Postecoglou
Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Motherwell – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 14, 2022 Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou celebrate winning the Scottish Premiership with the trophy and his family REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

The prospect of Knutsen taking over at Celtic Park is an exciting one. His style aligns with the work done by Postecoglou, suggesting a seamless transition could be on the cards. The continuation of attractive, attacking football would certainly be welcomed by the Celtic faithful who will know all about Bodo Glimt who knocked the Hoops out of Europe during Ange’s first season.

The Norwegian manager’s potential arrival would also signal Celtic’s commitment to maintaining the high standards set by Postecoglou. The Australian’s tenure has been marked by a clear philosophy and a style of play that has both entertained and delivered results.

While the future remains uncertain, Fjortoft’s endorsement of Knutsen provides food for thought for the Celtic hierarchy. As the search for Postecoglou’s successor continues, the Celtic support will no doubt be keeping a close eye on developments.


  1. Would rather have Bobo Balde. All up the air just now. See who the suits scrabble for once Angers left the building.


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