When Ange Postecoglou arrived in Scotland he was ridiculed by both rival supporters and mainstream media alike. Even some Celtic supporters condemned him as a failure before a ball was kicked.
Most Celtic supporters however gave him a chance and time to implement his style, and boy were we rewarded. Five trophies, with a treble of course included. With some of the most fantastic football we’ve ever witnessed thrown in for good measure.
I know Ange is gone and Brendan is back, but yesterday the Aussie was included in the nominations for FIFA’s prestigious Manager of the Year list alongside names such as Pep Guardiola, Xavi and Luciano Spalletti, and that has got to be applauded.
He’s now of course doing well at Tottenham but his nomination was for his splendid work at Celtic, showing how high profile Ange has made us in the past couple of years. This nomination is a huge pat on the back for the no nonsense Aussie and a slap in the face to those who said he’d be gone by Christmas or that Ange stood for Absolutely Not Good Enough – copyright, Hugh Keevins.
Riding high with Spurs in the EPL where he has been named as the manager of the month and now recognised by FIFA for his brilliant work at Celtic. There will be lot of folk presently eating a large slice humble pie, eh Hugh?
🗣️'I'm pleased that great football club gets the recognition that it deserves'
— PLZ Soccer (@PLZSoccer) September 15, 2023
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