If you are all cried out already then perhaps this interview is for later, but if not it’s well worth a watch. Ange Postecoglou spoke in the midst of the title celebration on the Celtic Park pitch about what this season, and winning a League and League Cup double has meant to him, with fellow Aussie David Davutovic for ABC Sport in Australia.
In the broadcast, Ange had a special mention for the Celtic support that once again shows that he’s not just the football tactician we love so much, he’s also a man who gets what it means to be a Celtic supporter and fully understands just what the club means to us all.
“I know he’s watching somewhere.”
Ange Postecoglou pays an emotional tribute to his late father after steering @CelticFC to the Scottish Premiership in his first year in charge.
— ABC SPORT (@abcsport) May 15, 2022
“You keep asking me questions I don’t have answers to, mate. It’s very hard to articulate, to put into words. It means so much to the people here. They’re not supporters, they’re not fans. They’re attached to this club. This club is their way of life.
“The fixtures come out and they manage their lives around that. How the team performs affects them, affects their mood and how they feel about the week ahead – it’s everything to them. So, to be able to deliver and just see the joy it brings them is incredible.
“We’ve done a Hell of a lot; we’ve achieved a lot but we’re not finished yet. It’s the nature of this club. We’re going to roll up here next season and our supporters expect us to be good and successful again. That’s exactly where I want us to be.”
There was also an incredibly emotional moment at the end of the interview. After pointing out the contribution Tom Rogic has made to the club, and letting it be known what a big deal it was for our departing midfield star to come to Scotland as a boy and leave nigh on ten years later as a husband and father, as well as a Celtic Great, the manager then thanks his wife and family for the sacrifices they make to allow him to devote his time and attention to the all-encompassing task of managing our football club.
But the moment that tugs on the heartstrings comes when Davutovic comments on Ange watching football with his dad on the couch, Postecoglou, clearly feeling the emotion as he recalled time spent with his father said “I know he’s watching somewhere”, as he just about keeps a hold of his emotions.
It was clearly an emotional moment for Ange Postecoglou and gives a clear understanding of just where the passion for football Ange Postecoglou has comes from. It’s an interview well worth taking the time to watch and one we can all relate too. A top manager and a great man too.
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