Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has admitted it is an ‘honour’ to be leading the Hoops out into Sunday’s Premier Sports Cup final against Hibernian, as many club legends have done in the past.
However, it doesn’t appear that the 56-year old will be showing any sentiment heading into the game, as he stated it was more of a ‘responsibility’ with the success that a club like Celtic has had over the years.
As quoted by the Daily Record, Postecoglou is looking to set more of a precedent among his new look Celtic squad by attempting to lift the first piece of silverware of the season at Hampden Park this weekend.
“It’s an honour for me just to be in this position looking at the people who have graced this position before me. Absolutely. That’s where the privilege lies for me.
“Sunday is more of a responsibility than a privilege because, when you do take this position, that’s what you are expected to do.
“To get this club to the big occasions and bring success to it. That’s the precedent set by the people you mentioned. I feel privileged every day I’m in this position. On Sunday, I’ll feel the responsibility of trying to bring success to this football club and continuing the great traditions of the managers of the past.”
Given the experience of Postecoglou over his managerial career, the Hoops boss will have faced a cup final situation and will likely look to call on that experience on Sunday.
Victory this weekend could be a pivotal moment for this Celtic side and potentially kick-start not only their season but also their desire to lift more trophies going forward.
It will certainly be a huge occasion when the Bhoys line up to face one of the biggest 90 minutes of the campaign. However, there is one thing that you can be sure of, and that is Postecoglou will be one of the calmest men inside Hampden tomorrow.