Since Ange Postecoglou was announced as Celtic boss 637 days ago, he has completely transformed and revolutionised the club. 

He will take charge of his 100th match as Celtic take on Hearts in the Scottish Premiership as they look to retain their nine point advantage at the top of the league. 

There have been plenty of special moments experienced under the leadership of Postecoglou but here’s a look back at some of the highlights. 

Before getting on to the games, his dealings with the media in press conferences have been an absolute joy as he is always fully in control of the situation. 

His first league match came against the Jambos where he batted away a question stating, “I’m still on the same planet, mate. I haven’t come from outer space,” [@OptusSport]. 

The first game to speak about is the 3-0 derby mauling of Rangers in February 2022. Celtic hadn’t beaten their rivals in seven matches and this felt like a night where the pendulum swung in the Hoops favour. 

Celtic v Rangers
Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Reo Hatate put his side ahead in the opening five minutes but the game was finished by half time when two quick-fire goals from Hatate and Abada made the scoreline three. 

It was a night where everything came together under Ange and it felt like the momentum was now in the Hoops favour as it was the first time that they had been at the top of the table since 19 September 2020. 

The first trophy won under Ange can also be considered as up there having gone the previous season without winning anything. 

If anyone was yet to be convinced by the gaffer, this would be the game that swung as his side came from a goal behind to win the cup thanks to a brace from Kyogo Furuhashi. 

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou
Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

It was important that the players got to taste success at the club would have gone a long way in the run in for the title. 

The most recent cup final against Rangers and the 4-0 win is also worth a mention as well as the 9-0 victory at Tannadice but instead, it’s back to Celtic Park but this time in late January. 

As Rangers had dropped points in Dingwall, it meant that the Hoops could be within touching distance (2 points) if they beat Dundee United days before the derby clash. 

Liel Abada produced a tremendous 90th minute winner to bag all three points and put his side into a great position heading into the next match. 

Celtic forward Abada
REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

There will be plenty more special memories created while Ange Postecoglou remains in charge at the club.


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