ANGE POSTECOGLOU’s former assistant manager has given Hoops fans some exciting insight into Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate, and Yosuke Ideguchi.

The three signings came as no shock when they were announced on Friday morning.

Peter Cklamovski, who now manages Montedio Yamagata in the second division of Japanese football, was in the dugout with Ange with Australia and Yokohama F. Marinos.

Still in the Japanese game, the Aussie spoke to The Times to offer his analysis;

“[Hatate] very quickly become an integral player in a championship-winning team. Kawasaki are dynamite, it’s a dynasty they’ve built. So even to force his way into that squad is an achievement.

“I couldn’t put my finger on which is his No 1 position. I just think he’s dynamic in all of them. He’s an attack-minded player who has progressed his game defensively, and is going to impress a lot in Scotland. He seems a bit of a diamond, where he can plug a hole in any position in any moment for the manager. 

“Ideguchi will be that consistent engine for them when called upon.He’s an engine defensively who covers so much ground, breaks things down, is strong in duels and keeps momentum for his team. He’s also effective with the ball and can generate tempo and open things up.

“[Maeda is going to be] brilliant in Ange’s system. Kyogo and Maeda are interchangeable. They can play centre forward or that wider, winger-type position, both of them no problem at all.”

The addition of the player does certainly excite fans, whether they come in to start every game or offer some quality depth they will have an important role to play under Ange.

His high-intensity play style means that players will need to rest from time to time, not that he will admit it, therefore having a big squad bursting with quality can only help the title push, this season and in seasons to follow.


  1. Angi way of play is hurting opposition against livi and St mirren they were unlucky nothing seem to go there way ref allowed time wasting goal keeper shys I just don’t realise when the ref can’t see this or does and is quite happy to allow it might be he’s not fit to keep going it is a disadvantage and it’s blatant these teams are full time if there not fit there fault


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