ANGE POSTECOGLOU is leading the way for Australian coaches, setting new records over his first two seasons with Celtic.
Last season, the manager was the first ever coach from down under to win a Europa League match. This season, he’s set to do one better and become the first ever Aussie manager to manage in the Champions League.
If Celtic win against Dundee United on Sunday, he’ll surpass the unbeaten record he set while managing Brisbane Roar in Australia, where he went thirty-six games unbeaten.
Reflecting on his achievements, he appreciated he might be an inspiration not only to Australians but to everyone. [Celtic TV]
“It is not stuff that is at the front end of my consciousness, but I realise that everything I do kind of has an impact beyond me personally.
“We all have our own ambitions and what drives us, and certainly, from my perspective, I have built a career on trying to be as successful as I can wherever I have been, and I want that to continue for as long as I am doing what I am doing.
“That is what kind of drives me. I do realise that I have had a greater impact, and I guess because I have come from another country, it will have a big impact in Australia.
“I think it will have a big impact here at this football club and in Scotland if we can have success in the biggest of competitions. We are always trying to lay down a marker, and all these other things are by-products of it.”
Ange Postecoglou has had a successful time in Scotland so far but will be hungry to get his hands on some more silverware.
While the league is the priority this season, the manager will want to impress in Europe; after all, it’s the stage Celtic aims to perform on.
After missing out on the Scottish Cup last year, Postecoglou will be keen to add that to his collection this season.