Celtic receive hefty compensation from Spurs, more than enough to get Kjetil Knutsen

Tottenham correspondent for football.london. Alasdair Gold has reported that Celtic are set to receive a total o £5 million in compensation from Spurs for Ange Postecoglou.

Reaction to the news has been mixed, with many Celtic fans claiming the club could have got more from the Premier League club in a massive hurry  to get clearance to appoint Postecoglou therefore.an even higher compensation fee could have been agreed.

In comparison to the fee Leicester City paid to Celtic for Brendan Rodgers, it is just shy of £4 million less with the Foxes giving Celtic close to nine million pounds in compensation for the Irishman (£8.8 million).

There had been various misleading reports in particular from ESPN who claimed Ange “would be free to move this summer without Celtic owed any compensation” – Source: Tottenham plan talks with Celtic boss Postecoglou

However, this news has dispelled any myths regarding the intricacies of ‘a rolling contract’ and the Celtic board will be relatively pleased with the compensation fee received for the 57-year-old Australian who today released a video message to the Tottenham support.

The hunt for his replacement is ongoing with no real favourite emerging for the job of yet.

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Many fans preferred choice is Kjetil Knutsen, the Ajax linked 54-year-old has done a brilliant job at current Norwegian champions FK Bodø/Glimt and would require a rumoured £2 million compensation fee to pry the Norwegian away from Bodø.

Knutsen would be a fantastic appointment for Celtic, and with the substantial compensation fee Celtic have now received for Ange, there is no financial excuse to not pursue the talented Norwegian.

James French


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  1. Exactly ,there is no reason not to pursue him. That is money we wouldn’t otherwise have had .But will they? Lol.

  2. You are spot on James and should try to get three articles a day advocating the capture of this guy. He is the stand out. He has won things! And with an unfancied outfit. Clearly he motivates players to play beyond themselves and will know precisely the guys he wants to bring in. His team destroyed Celtic, especially at Celtic Park. Get him in and soon. He may even persuade one or two not to jump immediately to the EPL. WE are going to lose players and need equal replacements who are reasonably priced. This is the man we need. Continuity Ange. But it needs to be soon or he will be in The EPL or at Ajax. If we can’t attract a guy like this at this point in time then we never will. He might say No but we need to make an effort.