“It would take something special to break up that relationship,” Kenny Dalglish

Former Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish reckons that amid increasing speculation linking Ange Postecoglou with a move to the English Premier League, there is no chance that the Celtic manager will be going anywhere soon.

Postecoglou likes to remind the mainstream media that they had him down as favourite to be sacked by last Christmas, now it seems that they can’t wait to have him away before the next festive season, this time as manager of Brighton, or Leicester City or any other English top flight side that may be looking for a new boss.

But for the second year in a row Ange Postecoglou won’t be playing ball and isn’t planning on leaving Celtic where he has everything that he wants as a manager. The Celtic support adores him, there’s the Champions League action to consider and of course pursuing the project that he’s building at Celtic where he has already won one League Cup and the Scottish Premiership with hopefully plenty more to follow.

“Ange has been at the centre of some speculation, due the excellent job he has been doing at Celtic,” Kenny Dalglish noted in his weekly newspaper column in Sunday Post. “Before Graham Potter left Brighton for Chelsea recently, by all accounts Ange was a name on Albion’s short-list.

“Now he still being mentioned in England as a contender for the Leicester City job, should there be a parting of the ways with Brendan Rodgers. For me, though, that is a non-starter. Why would Ange want to leave Celtic to go there?

“Why would he leave a Champions League club for a team that may well end up fighting a relegation battle in the Premier League? So I would doubt that Ange would have a club such as Leicester City on his radar.

“He has rebuilt Celtic. The fans love him, and he loves the fans. It would take something special to break up that relationship. If he was linked with a top-six club down south, then that may well be a different story. That kind of thing would be a potential game-changer.

“But, for now, I think he will be fully focused on Celtic and trying to retain the SPFL title.”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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 editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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