Petrov backs Postecoglou to stay at Celtic for the foreseeable

Stan Petrov has backed his old club to hang onto Ange Postecoglou longer than everyone else wants or thinks. Since Ange overturned the deficit on theRangers when he stepped into the role as Hoops boss back in June of 2021, he has overhauled the club and built something that nobody in Scotland can keep up with.

There is a profound fear amongst the mainstream media that Postecoglou is building something so special at Celtic Park, it could render the favourite brand in those circles totally redundant. Of course, this is not new to the Celtic supporters, who know that whenever we’re doing well the media tries to upset the apple-cart and unsettle out players and management team.

It happened all throughout Brendan Rodgers’ tenure in Glasgow’s East End and there was a perpetual stream of stories linking our players and manager with a move to the English Premier League. They did get their way in the end though, as the Northern Irishman left us in the middle of the night to head to Leicester City in a move of the utmost treachery. Its a sore that still stings today amongst a lot of the fanbase.

It just so happens that yesterday during the post-match highlights of our game with Sky Sports, Ellie Barbour announced that Brendan Rodgers had parted company with Leicester City and immediately she instigated the links to Postecoglou. It was actually so pathetic the speed at which our managers’ name was put forward to join another relegation-threatened English side.

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When asked about this potential union though, former midfielder, Petrov dismissed any such notion. He told Sky Sports: “Of course. Good managers and good players they always get linked with big clubs especially down in the Premier League. But I believe he is doing a great job at Celtic and he will stay because it’s about the project. I think you’ve got the power, the players that he believes can play the style he preaches so I’m not surprised but I believe he will stay for another few years.”

Its going to be another irritating few weeks I’m afraid, Bhoys and Ghirls…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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