Sacked by Christmas they said, ‘Absolutely Not Good Enough’ Keevins reckoned

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.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou lifts the Viaplay Cup with teammates trophy following victory in the Viaplay Cup Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on February 26, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.

Photo: Jeff Holmes

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?

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

READ THIS…Exclusive Photos (Part 5) – Main Stand extension completed, Celtic legends train at Barrowfield

About Author

An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

1 Comment

  1. I can honestly say throughout his time with us, I was never a fan of his style.
    Think or say what you wish, and of course I know we won five from six trophies, but I do not like one dimensional football. We were clearly embarrassed in the Champions League.
    His inability to recognize that Moritz Jentz was immensely superior to Carl Starfelt led to embarrassing times in European games.