Thumbs up from the Boss – watch Ange Postecoglou leave team bus to join celebrating supporters

Watch this video showing the Celtic fans still there outside Tannadice well after the celebrations inside the stadium were over and as the Celtic party started to board the bus for the enjoyable drive down the road.

Ange Postecoglou gets on the team bus then thinks better of it, gets off again and goes round to interact with the supporters, getting selfies and passing in their appreciation for the job that Ange has done this season.

He’d been at it all day, went through a tough match, humbly stayed as much as possible in the background as the players and supporters celebrated the title win, gave countless interviews not only to Scottish media and Celtic TV but also to Australian media – and the reception his Celtic team is going to get over there later this year is going to be something else – yet rather than taking his seat on that team bus, he summoned one last bit of energy for the day to go back outside and show his own appreciation and respect for the Celtic supporters.

Here’s what Ange had to say speaking to Sky Sports after the match…

Q: How does it feel Ange?

Ange Postecoglou: “That was pretty special, mate. It’s probably the first time this year I’ve been lost for words. I’m really proud of the players, the staff and the supporters. Everyone. Nobody gave us much of a chance at the start of the year. To do what they’ve achieved this year, achieve the ultimate, is an unbelievable effort.

Q: Is this when it really hits home, when you see what it means to the fans?

Ange Postecoglou:  “It’s massive. The fans had a tough year last year. Not just the fact we didn’t win anything but that they couldn’t do this, couldn’t come and support their team. They’ve been right behind us from day one and I couldn’t be happier. I’m just really proud of this group of players and the staff, they’ve been unbelievable for us this year.”

Q; You said after Livingston in September you’d have to have a near-perfect season. You’ve been unbeaten in 31 games since then. What does that say about this team?

Ange Postecoglou:  “I think our football has been outstanding, but the character this team has shown to get through the last 31 games and rise to every challenge and as I said, I couldn’t be more proud.”

Q: What did you make of this evening?

Ange Postecoglou:  “Oh, it was a bit nervy. You know, it’s only natural. But these guys have had their heads down and just been so narrow-minded about being successful that when you get so close there’s going to be a bit of nerves there. But we got the job done.”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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