Journalist Mark Guidi believes Celtic are likely already discussing a three-to-four year contract behind the scenes with manager Ange Postecoglou.
The lowdown: Deal expiring
As things stand Postecoglou is under contract with the Hoops until the end of June having joined on a rolling 12-month deal last year.
Recent speculation has suggested that clubs could be making admiring glances towards the 56-year-old following a stellar start to life in Glasgow.
However, the Bhoys may already be making plans to secure Postecoglou’s future in the Celtic Park hot seat…
The latest: Guidi makes on-air claim
“I’m sure that Celtic will be sitting down with his representatives and in the near future, if that hasn’t taken place already. I think they’ll want to be ahead of the game. Those initial talks should have taken place already.
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“If we go back to the way they dealt with Brendan Rodgers after year one, they very quickly got him one bumper contract which gave him a big wage rise but also protected Celtic in terms of his transfer value, which eventually got them 7-8 million when went to Leicester.
“So it works both ways. They might offer a three or four-year contract rather than a one year rolling. So I don’t see him doing anything other than what he’s doing for the next 15 months or so.
“After that? You never know. I think it would send out a great message at some point at the end of the season.”
The verdict: Huge boost
Securing the long term future of Postecoglou before the end of the season would be a massive statement of intent from the club.
Whilst there would appear to be no immediate signs of unrest, having the peace of mind that the man who has led a superb transformation since arriving at Parkhead would be in situ for the foreseeable future would be a big positive for players and supporters alike.
Furthermore, having worked wonders in the transfer market so far, the club should be backing Postecoglou to the hilt in the summer and a three-year deal would give potential targets the security that the club is in safe hands.
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