Ange Postecoglou revealed former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers got in touch when he was appointed the new manager of Celtic.

The Leicester boss left the club over two years ago to return to the Premier League. His successor, Neil Lennon, was sacked last season after a woeful campaign. The team Rodgers built looked unrecognisable at the end.

Ange had an almighty rebuild job on his hands but admits he might be picking the brain of the former Celtic boss when things settle down.

Ange confirmed Brendan reached out to him via text to congratulate him on getting the Celtic role and told the Aussie it would be the most memorable period of his life.

Speaking to RecordSport, Ange said:

“Brendan was one of the first people to reach out to me and send a nice message when I got the job,”

“I’ve met him a couple of times, firstly when he was Liverpool manager and we played against him. And then when I was national team manager, he invited me to Melwood.

“He’s had a fantastic managerial career having followed, I guess an unusual path after not being a great player. He’s definitely someone who, when things settle down, I’ll have a chat with. Because Brendan had a great experience here at Celtic.

“In his message, one thing he did say to me was that it’ll be the most memorable period of my life. So he’s been very kind to me,”

Rodgers won two trebles before heading off into the sunset. The manager overseeing a whole domestic campaign without defeat was an incredible achievement.

Celtic seem nowhere near ready to do anything like that yet but we must make giant strides as quick as we can under Postecoglou.

It’s imperative we hit the ground running in the coming weeks. The manager speaks very well but ultimately it will be his actions which decide how memorable his time at Celtic is going to be.


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