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Celtic: Ange Postecoglou talks planned

Celtic: Ange Postecoglou talks planned -Celtic News

Celtic want to tie Ange Postecoglou down to a new contract after clinching the Scottish Premiership, The Daily Record’s Fraser Wilson reported late on Thursday night

The lowdown

The Hoops’ 1-1 draw with Dundee United on Wednesday night was enough to seal glory with a game to spare.

They’ve regained the title after Steven Gerrard’s Rangers halted their nine-year streak in 2020/21.

Postecoglou, who took up his post as Neil Lennon’s permanent successor last summer after leaving Yokohama F Marinos, has steered his side to 28 victories, six draws and just three defeats from 37 league matches.

In addition, he delivered the Scottish League Cup after a 2-1 victory over Hibernian in the December final.

The Australian had signed a one-year rolling contract on his arrival at Parkhead.

The latest

Wilson revealed late Thursday evening that Celtic are ‘set to hold contract talks‘ with Postecoglou and his representatives ‘in the coming weeks‘.

The board have been ‘delighted’ with how this season has gone, both on and off the pitch, and want to reward the manager in recognition of his ‘central’ role.

He’ll be offered an improved salary and a longer-term commitment.

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The verdict

Postecoglou has only added to his impressive CV in 21/22. He’s now won nine trophies a manager across three different countries – Australia, Japan and Scotland.

There have been rave reviews, with FOX Sports Australia likening him to Tom Cruise after he accomplished ‘Mission Impossible’, while The Japan Times labelled him a ‘distinguished’ coach (via The Scottish Daily Express).

Perhaps the main task next year will be to do better in Europe.

Celtic could only finish third in their Europa League group and suffered a heavy 5-1 aggregate defeat to Bodo/Glimt in their Conference League quest.

The return of Champions League football is exciting, but it will bring with it even greater challenges.

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