Former Socceroos and Yokohama F. Marinos trainer has been confirmed as new Celtic manager

Former Socceroos and Yokohama F. Marinos trainer has been confirmed as new Celtic manager

Former Socceroos and Yokohama F. Marinos trainer has been confirmed as new Celtic manager

Scottish giants Celtic has confirmed the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as the new manager on a 12-month rolling contract.

The former Socceroos manager was announced after leading Yokohama F. Marinos to the J-League title and joins on a 12-month rolling contract.

Ange will have to quarantine upon his arrival in Scotland from Japan to comply with current COVID restrictions but will then begin work immediately, beginning with the club’s pre-season training camp.

Postecoglou was confirmed after he successfully achieved UEFA recognition and endorsement in relation to the pro-Licence he obtained via Football Australia, the main issue holding up the announcement for so long.

He said in a statement: “The opportunity that has been given to me is one of the greatest honours in football and the responsibility to lead our magnificent football club into the future is one that I will cherish dearly.

“Celtic is one of THE names in world football, of that there is no doubt – a giant of a club, a proper footballing institution and so much more – real history, real substance, real authenticity and real soul. I know Celtic is a true way of life for so many people and I know the demands which come with this position – I am ready to do all I can to meet those demands.

“I will be doing everything I can to get our great Club back on top and, at the same time, deliver the kind of football which our fans appreciate. We want to entertain our fans and we want to win, these are the objectives which I always set myself and which I now begin work on.

“When you think of Celtic, you think of supporters and my dream is to see our fans back at Celtic Park with us as soon as possible. We all hope things are changing for the better and can see our fans soon as they are vital to everything I want to do. We need our supporters back by our side and I can’t wait to be with them back in a packed Paradise.

“I have already had great discussions with Peter, Dom and the Board about their ideas and strategy for the future of the club. I know the Club’s new modern vision aligns very much with mine and we now look to go and deliver on this. In everything we do we aim to give our fans a successful team of real quality, which they are excited about and can be proud of.

“We have already begun work on our plans for adding to the squad – we aim to bring players of quality to Celtic to enhance the existing core of great talent.

“I very much look forward to meeting with the players on their return from the close season break and I can’t wait to get started as Celtic Manager.”

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