Ange on Christie staying at Celtic: “I don’t think I need to twist his arm, if this doesn’t convince him I don’t think anything can”

Ryan Christie delivered a hat-trick of assists in the 6-0 win over Dundee at Celtic Park this afternoon and surely merited at least a share of the Man of the Match award that of course went to Celtic’s new King of Japan Kyogo Furuhashi.

In his post match interview the Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou was clear that he wants Ryan Christie to stay at the club but reckons that whether that’s going to happen or not is down to what the player, whose contract expires in January 2022, wants.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou Photo: Jane Barlow

Christie seems to have found the perfect football coach in Postecoglou and will certainly thrive under the Australian Stein. One wonders why Christie, one of Celtic’s want-aways would want to risk losing that for situations unknown.

Money is going to be a key component with Christie, a £500k signing from Inverness Caley Thistle, not among the top earners at Celtic. If that were to change then Christie might just fancy hanging around to work under Ange.

Here’s the manager’s post match interview…

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  1. Ryan Christie must Want to stay and improve his skills under a new manager plus new players around him will make him better

  2. Celtic should simply do the maths if they lose Ryan Christie it will take at least 4million to replace him then that guys wages, so Celtic should offer him a bumper contract so that at least if he signs we get a decent transfer fee for him and can then try and replace him