Gordon Strachan has delivered an emphatic reaction to the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as Celtic manager. Strachan, who was Celtic manager from 2005-2009, has often been supportive of the club but he was extremely positive when discussing the appointment of the 55-year-old Australian.
Speaking to Talksport, Strachan said that some people are over-reacting after the woeful season last season but that the ‘out of the box’ decision to go after Postecoglou could reap enormous benefits. Eddie Howe had been favourite to takeover as boss from Neil Lennon but Strachan believes that this is his loss and Postecoglou’s gain.
“You’re talking a top manager here.”
“Everyone is overreacting as usual. The league this year will be as strong as ever.”
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Strachan, 64, said that he was excited by the appointment of Postecoglou, who he referred to as an exciting manager. Strachan also talks up the quality of the Premiership this season with just one plastic pitch polluting the league. Although it is clear that the biggest sell for Strachan is the Celtic support, whom he speaks about affectionately.
Postecoglou is expected to be announced as Celtic manager within the next few days and hopefully he is a success as the club look to bounce back from last season’s blip.