Ange Postecoglou has spoken out about some of his previous connections to the club in years gone by.

As quoted by the Scotsman in his first interview with Celtic TV, the former Australian national team boss revealed that as a young boy, he had posters of ex Celtic striker Kenny Dalglish, who also, of course, spent some time down south with Liverpool.

“I have had a real passion for the game from a very young age, thrust upon me by my father. He loved the entertainers, and when I was growing up, I had Kenny Dalglish posters all over my wall.

“He would always point out the players who were entertaining and attacking, and that’s rubbed off on me, and I knew the moment I started my coaching career I wanted to produce teams my father would like to watch – that was a basic premise – and that people would want to watch.

“I am as driven to win as anyone else, but I have a clear idea how I want my teams to play, and that’s to ensure that our supporters don’t sit down for 90 minutes. I want to entertain the faithful at Celtic Park and make sure they are excited about the way the team plays.”

Many fans have expressed their doubts over the appointment of Postecoglou in recent weeks, and rightly so with him being more of an unknown quantity in Scotland.

However, listening to his first interview, it is clear to see he knows what he is talking about when it comes to football, and his style of play sounds like an exciting one that would suit a club like Celtic.

It is interesting to hear of his past inspirations, especially when it is someone such as Dalglish, who began his career at Celtic Park.

There has also been some Australian links to the club in recent years with the likes of Scott McDonald, Daniel Arzani and still to this day, Tom Rogic featuring in the Hoops squad.

So, with his time as the Socceroos head coach, he will certainly have heard of Celtic. Whether he imagined himself sitting in the first-team manager role a few years down the line is a different question.


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