Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has insisted there is still work to be done to bring the success he wants to Parkhead. However, the 56-year old was full of praise for the Hoops support and their backing of the team.
The former Socceroos boss took his side to the top of the Scottish Premiership for the first time since August, overtaking Glasgow rivals Rangers thanks to a comfortable 3-0 victory on Wednesday night.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Postecoglou praised the Celtic fans for their support of the team and belief in him but stated that there is still a lot of work to be done on his end to win over every supporter and bring more success back to Celtic Park.
“Everyone knows wherever I’ve gone, there is always a little bit of a question mark against me.
“I’ve had a lot of success, and the only thing that surprised me is that they managed to fit Postecoglou into a song. That should be impossible.
“But the fans have been brilliant.
“I know how important they are at this football club.
“When I came here, people were not really aware of just how much knowledge we have about football in Australia, and a big part of my mission was to get them to believe in me.
“I said it from day one that my biggest mission was to get everyone to believe in me.
“Whatever ideas I had or whatever I wanted to do, things would be meaningless unless people believed in me.
“They’ve been fantastic since the first day when they probably had to Google me to find out how I am.
“I am one of theirs, and they supported me.
“I haven’t won them over totally yet because I haven’t given them the success I want to give them, but they are certainly right behind me and – more importantly – the team.”
In just over six months as manager, Ange Postecoglou has completely turned around the club’s fortunes, on and off the park.
It would be fair to say that when he was being linked to the job, some questioned the idea. But, you will find very few people doing so now, after seeing the job that he has done in a short space of time in Glasgow.
What makes things more exciting is hearing the hunger from Ange and his players to keep improving and bring more success to the club.
In their mind, that starts right away with the trip to Fir Park this weekend for another tough test that the preparation will already be underway for.