Since arriving at Celtic last summer, Ange Postecoglou’s recruitment has been absolutely spot on.
Every player who the manager has brought in during the previous two transfer windows made some sort of contribution as Celtic went on to win the league title.
The season was dubbed as a ‘rebuild’ but Ange firmly had his targets in sight and knew what ingredients he needed to create a successful footballing side.
Around the squad currently is a great unity with a group of players that are extremely likeable which we’ve heard so much about in the press in recent weeks. It’s testament to the manager and his coaching staff for creating such a positive environment to be around which has helped players to integrate comfortably.
The gaffers approach to scouting globally, and finding players in untapped markets is something former Celtic player and treble winner Ramon Vega believes is key going forward if the club wants to compete against Europe’s elite sides.
“The Japanese players have had a big impact at Celtic and there is no question that the world is getting smaller when it comes to player recruitment,” said Ramon Vega speaking to the Daily Record.
“South American players, for example, have long been going to major countries in Europe and succeeding at the highest levels.
“You can see that South American players have a proven track record and I think it is very good that Celtic are looking into every market.
“When you know that you are going into the group stages of the Champions League and that you are going to be facing the very best, you need to be geared up and ready.
“It’s about quality. It has nothing to do with the country. It’s about the level of ability.
“But Celtic didn’t seem to have any problems last season with the way the manager was able to get many people from many different countries and make it work.
“Culture-wise, you have to fit into things, but managers and team-mates are helpful to integrate quickly and you can see that has already been the case at Celtic.
“If the player is of sufficient talent, he will do well and it is good to have that mix and also to have intent to look far and wide.”
The Celtic way of doing business should always be as a club open to all as Willie Maley once stated, “It’s not the creed nor his nationality that counts. It’s the man himself” which is exactly the way Celtic have been conducting their business.
Supporters want to be entertained at Celtic Park and bringing in any player who will strengthen the team is always a welcome sight. It’s exciting to think of what other hidden gems Ange is interested in.