Ange Postecoglou hints at staffing changes as manager begins forward planning

Ange Postecoglou has suggested that he will begin to organise his backroom staff in order to continue the early progress since arriving at the club in the summer. The 56-year-old arrived from Yokohama F Marinos and was relatively unknown to the supporters but a sparkling brand of football and the personality of the Australian has resulted in an enormity of positivity towards the manager.

Now, speaking to The Record, Postecoglou has said that he will work with the club and hope to implement a new, sustainable model at the club in the wake of a summer of overhaul.

“We’ll start working on the structure off the field in terms of our staffing and how we do things, which is good.

“I want to build something that’s going to be a sustainable success.

“It’s going to take a little time but we’re chipping away at it.”

Celtic v FK Jablonec – Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou Photo: Jeff Holmes

Celtic welcomed Postecoglou as manager but the Australian arrived alone, inheriting John Kennedy, Gavin Strachan and Stephen McManus into his staff. The manager appears to be working well with his coaches but he will likely want some of his own bodies in the door, whether they are analysts, sport scientists or coaches. The manager should have autonomy over who he brings in and who he works with.

It will be interesting to see if there are some arrivals in the coming weeks and whether these new faces will be behind the scenes, like replacing Jack Nayler. The Head of Sports Science swapped Glasgow for Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig in the summer and is yet to be formally replaced. The manager previously indicated that he would like more bodies in the Sports Science department.

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