Ange Postecoglou Tipped to Create ‘a Dynasty at Celtic’

Loved that performance yesterday. Persistent in our football in the first half and ran the legs off them, and then was really impressed with how stoutly we defended when we needed to in the second half but always a threat on the break. Really controlled performance and the game management bodes well for when we play a decent team…

Ange Postecoglou and Kyogo celebrate the cup win over theRangers. Photo Kenny Ramsay

Ange Postecoglou may have it in his mind to ‘create a dynasty’ at Celtic. That’s the view from Down Under this morning as the Aussie commentators celebrate Celtic’s Scottish League Cup victory over theRangers at Hampden yesterday.

Aaron Mooy and Sead

Aaron Mooy and Kyogo also caught the attention of Socceroos great Robbie Slater, as reported by Fox Sports, in a final where Celtic’s first half dominance was there for all to see – and a second 45 minutes where the Celts defended solidly when they had to and remained a real threat on the counter attack.

Matt O’Riley, Oh and Jota with the Cup. Photo by Kenny Ramsay

With a bit more luck in front of goal Matt O’Reilly and Sead Hakšabanović  could have given the scoreline a real reflection of Celtic superiority on the day, however the performance was more than enough to evidence Celtic’s continued dominance over a neighbour who has gone from talking themselves up to walking away as soon as they picked up their losers medals.

Slater was clearly impressed by what he witnessed at Hampden yesterday. And it was enough for him to consider, despite Postecoglou’s tiresome links with relegation threatened EPL sides, that his countryman may have all he desires at Celtic – and for it to be more than enough to ignore the riches on offer in England’s top flight.

Captain marvel Callum McGregor shows the Cup to the Celtic fans in the North Stand.  Photo Kenny Ramsay

“I think Ange will be where he wants to be, the way it’s going … He’s in a very comfortable position. People talk about the EPL, I’m sure he can go to the EPL. But I think the club would have to be right. I don’t think would go to a struggling club where relegation would be a huge possibility.

“It might be in his mind to create a dynasty at Celtic, to go and win lots of titles in a place where he’s comfortable and he’s loved. The domestic treble is well within their reach.

“Aaron Mooy was outstanding, the Australian midfielder. Kyogo (Furuhashi) got both goals, Mooy had a big hand in both of them. (the)Rangers stuck in it, but there is a bit of a gulf between Celtic and (the)Rangers at the moment.

“You can see that in the league, they’re nine points clear. They’re gonna win that. Then it’ll be up to if they can get the (Scottish) Cup (for the treble).”

That defence! Outstanding Johnston, Starfelt, Carter-Vickers and Greg Taylor with the League Cup. Photo Kenny Ramsay

Lifting the first silverware of the season and apparently against a side who had somehow been reported as being at least Celtic’s equal in the build-up to the match, means only one side in Scotland can lift the treble.

And with a nine-point lead alongside goal difference worth another point in the Scottish Premiership, Celtic’s cup final win will have knocked the wind out of the sails of the current club playing out of Ibrox. It would take a brave man to predict Celtic won’t lift a second successive title and with a Scottish Cup Quarter final on the horizon, Celtic could be three wins from completing the trophy set in Scotland.

Our Japanese Bhoys – how good would a huge Japan flag tifo be? Photo Kenny Ramsay

With a league win meaning Celtic would qualify for another tilt at the Champions League next season, you can see why those Aussie commentators believe Ange Postecoglou has all he needs at Celtic to satisfy his managerial ambitions – and perhaps create the dynasty Robbie Slater alludes to.

Niall J

Joe Hart with the Cup. Photo Kenny Ramsay

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As a Bellshill Bhoy I was taken to my first Celtic game in the summer of 1987. It was Billy McNeill’s return to Celtic Park as manager and Celtic lost 5-1 to Arsenal . I thought I was a jinx, I think my Grandfather might have thought the same. It was the finest gift anyone ever gave me when he walked me through Parkhead's gates.

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