“There has been a bit of ignorance about his potential appointment,” Moore on Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou calling around his contacts in the game as he does his own due diligence on Celtic isn’t something we should be concerned about – even if he’s been on the dog and bone to the former Rangers defender Craig Moore. Didn’t Dalglish do something similar when Gerrard asked him about theRangers?

The former Australian international defender will be one of numerous former players in the game that Postecoglou will have spoken to and he’s probably also spoken to Tom Rogic about life at Celtic. Moore breaking the confidence gives Postecoglou an insight in itself to what life will be like in Glasgow and despite what he’s seen and done in the game and his undoubted strength of character he had better get himself prepared for what is to follow.

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“We have had some conversations over the last couple of days,” Moore said to Glasgow Times. “Ange isn’t a silly man. There is a lot that I have been able to help him with. I know Ange and I am sure if he gets the job we will have regular conversations to make sure there is no stone left unturned and no surprises.”

And there’s no chance that the former Rangers defender will be recruited to be part of Ange’s coaching team at Celtic. ““I was a player liaison mentor for the national team when Ange was Australia manager,” Moore explained. “It was nothing to do with the coaching. I was basically the go-between between the players and the head coach

“I am sure there will be an opportunity for him to bring in a coach or two if he is made Celtic manager. He has a network and has some trusted coaches who he has worked with.”

Moore reckons that Postecoglou would be a good appointment for Celtic. “For me, there are a lot of pluses, a lot of ticks,” he stated. “I think there has been a bit of ignorance about his potential appointment.

“Tactically, he is very, very good. He likes to dominate the ball. Hs teams have always liked to have the lion’s share of possession and create a lot of chances. He is very clever. His teams play a very entertaining brand of football. He set an all-time Australian record by going 36 games unbeaten with Brisbane Roar.

“He is a very positive person. He creates a very challenging culture. What I mean by that is that everyone is on their toes. Not only players, staff too. He is a big believer in everybody contributing. If anyone doesn’t contribute they won’t be at the club.”

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And talking of Tom Rogic, while most of us were thinking he’d have been one of the players leaving after such a terrible season resulting in a clear-out and rebuild, he came out last week saying he’d not be going to the upcoming Australian camps but instead would be focused on getting his fitness levels up ahead of the European qualifiers with Celtic. That surely indicated that the Wizard of Oz had some insight into what was going to unfold last week? Anyone?

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1 Comment

  1. Jim O'Rourke on

    My anger and frustration like probably every other Celtic fan isn’t against Ange its against the Celtic board and the ridiculous charade of taking at least 2 months in trying to appoint Eddie howe and the pathetic lame excuse they are trying to give us for it collapsing then hinting that they had been looking at Ange all along.
    Im not happy that they are looking at someone who has no European experience.