Celtic have been handed a huge boost regarding the future of Ange Postecoglou.
That’s according to a report by the Sunday Telegraph (via The Sun), who claim that, despite being heavily linked with the vacant managerial position at Brighton & Hove Albion following Graham Potter’s appointment as the new Chelsea boss, Postecoglou is not interested in abandoning the Bhoys mid-season, and will reject any potential advances of the Premier League side.
Considering the quite remarkable job Postecoglou has accomplished at Celtic in a little over 15 months at Parkhead, the news that the Greek-Australian coach appears to have no plans to leave Glasgow any time soon is undoubtedly fantastic news for the club and their supporters.
Indeed, despite taking over an extremely underwhelming Bhoys squad in the summer of 2021 – one that had just finished the 2020/21 Premiership campaign closer to Hibernian in third than Rangers in first – the 57-year-old immediately began working on the renovation of his side in the summer transfer window – bringing in the likes of Kyogo Furuhashi, Carl Starfelt, Liel Abada, Josip Juranovic, Georgios Giakoumakis, Joe Hart, Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Aside from this plethora of fresh faces, the manager – who David Turnbull dubbed a “breath of fresh air” – also brought with him a distinct brand of football, transforming Celtic into a side that operates with inverted full-backs, building play from the back, pressing relentlessly when out of possession and attack in an extremely efficient yet free-flowing manner – something which has now been dubbed ‘Ange-ball.’
This combination of new recruits and style of play immediately paid dividends, with Celtic romping to the Premiership title by scoring an enormous 92 goals and conceding just 22 times in the league, with practically all of the 57-year-old’s summer signings playing a key role in helping the club retain their Scottish crown and secure Champions League football for the first time since 2017/18.
It has been a similar story so far this season, with the Bhoys already sitting atop the Premiership table with a five-point cushion on Rangers, having won all six of their league fixtures – including a 4-0 demolition in the first Old Firm of the campaign – scoring 25 goals and conceding just one thus far in 2022/23.
As such, it is clear for all to see that the loss of the £48k-per-week manager would come as a devastating blow to Celtic, as the 57-year-old is not simply just an extremely talented manager, but one who has helped kickstart a new era at Parkhead – something Bhoys supporters will most certainly be desperate for the Greek-Australian to continue as long as possible.