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Celtic: Insider drops behind the scenes claim at Lennoxtown

Celtic had a turbulent period last season after Neil Lennon left his role as manager for the second time in February, leaving the Hoops 18 points behind their fierce Old Firm rivals in the SPFL table at the time.

Things looked to be even more calamitous for the Bhoys after a reported deal to appoint Eddie Howe as their next manager collapsed just over a year ago.

Celtic then moved on and appointed Ange Postecoglou on a 12-month rolling contract in June.

Now that the Australian has completed his debut season with Celtic and his deal will run out soon, it seems as though a clue has emerged regarding what could be going on at Lennoxtown regarding the matter.

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Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist and insider Pete O’Rourke had this to say about Postecoglou’s future at the Parkhead club.

“Celtic are hoping to build on this season and hopefully have Postecoglou around for quite a few years, so I’m sure talks will be ongoing right now to secure the Australian on a long-term contract and reward him for the success he’s had so far.”

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With 60 games in charge of the Bhoys, Postecoglou has won 42, drew seven and lost 11 across all competitions.

As a result, despite a disheartening campaign in Europe, the former Yokohama F Marinos manager evidently gave the Celtic fans plenty to shout about on the domestic front by taking the league title off their Old Firm rivals.

Not only did they win the league but they also did it with the best attacking and defensive record in the top flight, having scored 92 goals and conceding 22 in the process.

Taking into account the domestic success that Postecoglou delivered during his first season in charge of the club, it’s easy to see why O’Rourke thinks Celtic and their hierarchy will be looking to tie the 56-year-old down to a long-term contract.

It would allow him to continue his journey with the Hoops and would present him with the chance to make the great Glaswegian club even more successful, something he will no doubt do by remaining at Celtic Park.

Should this happen, then many Celtic fans would be delighted to see him put pen to paper on a long-term contract.

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