Confirmation that Ange Postecoglou has left Celtic to join Tottenham on a four year deal

Ange Postecoglou has officially left Celtic to become the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, signing a four year deal with the Premier League club. Postecoglou leaves Celtic after two years in charge where he re-shaped the football operation from top to bottom, brought in his own players and shipped out the want-aways of the 2020-21 season and delivered two Scottish Premiership titles – each one guaranteeing Group stage Champions League football for the club, two League Cups and a Scottish Cup which was won on Saturday at Hampden to complete another Treble for Celtic, a world record breaking eighth for our club.

Ange’s departure will disappoint the Celtic support and there will inevitably be some backlash on social media and in conversations on radio stations and so on. But when the dust has settled, Celtic will still be here, we’ll still be there at the games and we’ll have a new manager who we will get behind.

Dermot Desmond is reportedly raging at all of this. Good – that is when he is at his best in terms of helping Celtic. In his job interview over Zoom with the Irish Billionaire, Ange was asked if he would jump ship at an early stage ie was his plan to use Celtic as a stepping stone to the English Premier League. Dermot Desmond was impressed by the answer given at that time, less so now.

Celtic will receive £5m compensation for losing Ange Postecoglou and we should thank him for what he has done in his two years at our club, then get on with finding a replacement. Life moves on and so does Celtic.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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