Christopher Jullien leaves Ange Postecoglou out of farewell message after ending three-year Celtic stay

Christopher Jullien has posted a classy farewell message to Celtic following the termination of his spell at the club this week. The Frenchman has moved to Montpellier in a deal worth just under £1m, which could reach much more in bonuses should he star for the southern Ligue 1 team – yet in his goodbyes to the Parkhead faithful, he failed to credit current boss Ange Postecoglou for his efforts despite being under the reign of the Aussie for over a year.

Neil Lennon signed Jullien from Toulouse for a fee of around £7m back in July 2019 after he impressed heavily in the top-flight of France.

Instantly impressing at the back, Jullien etched his name into Celtic folklore with two goals in particular; a late winner over Lazio at Parkhead to put the Bhoys in with a great shout of qualifying for the Europa League knockout round, and more sweetly, a goal against the run of play against theRangers which ultimately signalled the first of the trophies in the quadruple treble.

Jullien celebrates his goal against Rangers to start the quadruple treble chase… (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But injuries beset his progress at Celtic Park, and with a change in management bringing about the signings of Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt and Moritz Jenz, the Hoops needed to sanction his sale.

In his post-Celtic message, Jullien thanked Lennon and John Kennedy in partiular for their efforts, although he failed to acknowledge Postecoglou after playing just 16 minutes under him in a damp squib against Raith Rovers.

Hail Hail Bhoys. Now is the time for goodbye…,” Jullien posted on his Instagram.

First of all I would like to thank the fans for the warm welcome 3 years ago in Glasgow and being so honest with me through the up and downs. I liked your mentality and as you saw I gave everything on the pitch and Paradise always responded. What a crowd.

Some might think that I’m satisfied finishing this way, my time in the club that gave me the first championship of my career. I let them think again.

Then I would like to thank the club for bringing me here, I came here to learn what winning mentality was and I’ve learned so much, during so many great games, so thank you to the Celtic organisation.

Last but not least I would like to thank my teammates, so many great players, my former coaches Neil Lennon, John Kennedy and all the staff that was beside me during these 3 years.

Once a Celtic forever a Celtic. COYBIG, HOOPSUPSIDEYOURHEAD4EVER.”

Thanks for everything, Christopher!

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