ANGE POSTECOGLOU touched down in Glasgow, knowing he had an enormous job to complete if he was to get Celtic back competing this season.
He was aware of the size of the club and the need to be winning for silverware every season. The job at hand didn’t faze the Aussie, he believed he could rebuild the squad and be in with a chance of winning the league in the same season.
He stuck to his guns and didn’t change for anyone.
Now, his side are the champions of Scotland once more. It’s the tenth time in eleven years that Celtic have had the status.
Postecoglou is the twelfth manager to lead Celtic to a title.
Speaking on Sportscene on Wednesday night, Micheal Stewart was full of praise for Celtic’s boss, as everyone is. The job he’s done can not be downplayed.
The pundit said;
“It has [been relentless]. It makes it all the more impressive when you think about the difficult start that they did have to the season and the pressure that was really beginning to mount on the team and Ange Postecoglou.
“So to have turned it around this season so quickly after a bad start, and when you look at even when before the season began where the club was off the park with the squad….I’m pretty sure when he walked in he would’ve sensed pretty quickly how downbeat the place was. So to have turned all of that around and create such a positive atmosphere – it’s a massive job Ange Postecoglou has done at Celtic.
“Another thing for me from Ange Postecoglou’s perspective is that for good managers it’s not just about recruiting. You look at the players he improves that are already there. That man Tony Ralston is one that sticks out. He’s a guy that was pretty much on his way out the door. He’s got a new contract at the club, he’s clearly loving life at Celtic, and a lot of that is down to hard work from him but belief from his manager. That’s what good managers do – they make players better.”
Credit should be given where it’s due, Ange has done an incredible job at Celtic this season, and he’ll be looking to build on this going into next.