No Contact – Marco Tilio tells The Celtic Star, “I’ve never spoken to Ange”

New Bhoy Marco Tilio, at his mainstream media conference this afternoon, confirmed that he had spoke to both his Socceroos teammate Aaron Mooy and the incoming Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers but wasn’t asked about whether the former Celtic manager and fellow Aussie Ange Postecoglou – who was in charge of Celtic’s summer recruitment until a month ago – had spoken to the player Celtic had been tracking for two seasons.

Marco Tilio spoke to Aaron Mooy ahead of his move to Celtic. Photo Jane Barlow

“I spoke to Aaron Mooy before I made my decision as I had been involved with him at the national team a few times. He couldn’t speak highly enough of the club and the people at the club, and it brought it to my attention that I really wanted to do this,” Marco said.

And he spoke to Brendan Rodgers before signing on at Celtic.. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I spoke to Brendan Rodgers as well and he said I’m an exciting attacker and he likes to play an attacking brand of football and that’s what I like to do as a player. I hope with this opportunity I have that I can do that,” Tilio added.

It was at the Celtic Fan Media conference where Mark Dixon (aka Just an Ordinary Bhoy) was making his fan media conference debut this afternoon representing The Celtic Star, that the headline story of the day emerged when he asked Celtic’s latest Australian signing if he’d been in contact with the former Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou.

But Marco Tilio revealed, he’s never spoken to Ange Postecoglou, who left Celtic a month ago to take the job at Tottenham Hotspur. Photo Steve Welsh

“I’ve never spoken or anything to Ange before. I’ve only heard from past players who have worked under him and he’d done a great job at this club and not I can’t wait to get started under Brendan,” Marco Tilio revealed.

It’s the story that Sky Sports and the various tabloids are running with, so well done to Just an Ordinary Bhoy for making an immediate impact at today’s Celtic fan media conference which you can watch below…

And here’s the Mainstream media conference too…

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