ANGE POSTECOGLOU has been linked to the Brighton job ever since Graham Potter took over at Chelsea.
The Aussie manager was asked about the links in the pre-match press conference for the Shakhtar Donetsk game but didn’t close them down in his answer. Instead, he left the door open.
Danny Murphy voiced his concerns with the Celtic boss’ response. As quoted by the Glasgow Times, the TalkSport pundit wasn’t convinced by the manager’s answer, saying;
“I like him but I think it’s poor. I don’t like it, it stinks of keeping your options open.
“He should have said, I can put that to bed, I’m here. I’m at a big club, I’ve got Champions League to focus on. I’m here for the season.
“He hasn’t said, ‘don’t worry I’m not leaving. Don’t worry I’m here’. He has not said, ‘I am not going to Brighton and I won’t entertain the idea’.
“Of course he is [focused on being successful here], everyone is everyday.
“I’ve read it all three times and my interpretation is, if I’m a Celtic fan I don’t see him saying to me – don’t worry, I’m here.
“I’m not going anywhere. I don’t care whether Brighton are coming in, I don’t care if Bayern Munich are coming in. Right now, I’m here.”
I don’t think Celtic fans have anything to worry about. Postecoglou isn’t on the four-man shortlist that the Seagulls have drawn up, yet, he’s still linked on what feels like an hourly basis.
Postecoglou has always been honest and straightforward with the Celtic fans. He’s sold us a vision and is keen to be the man who oversees Celtic’s future success, domestically and in Europe.
Celtic are in a great place, but there’s still a lot of work to be done; Postecoglou isn’t jumping ship anytime soon.