Celtic have finally appointed a new man in charge to try and lead the Hoops back to the top of the Scottish Premiership after a disappointing campaign.
Of course, Neil Lennon decided to resign from his position as manager of the club back in February with John Kennedy taking over the reins in what was always a losing battle against their arch-rivals Rangers.
At the time of Lennon’s departure, the Hoops were already 18 points adrift of the eventual champions and Steven Gerrard’s side would go on to finish the entire campaign unbeaten; something many Celtic fans using bigfreebet.com will not have enjoyed witnessing as their 10-in-a-row attempt fell short at the final hurdle.
However, the Bhoys have decided to bring in an experienced manager to try and turn things around at the first opportunity, with the 2021/22 Scottish Premiership season to have Ange Postecoglou having been placed in charge.
The coach, who is Greek-Australian, was leading the Japanese side Yokohama F. Marinos prior to the new move, having delivered the J League title to the club.
Indeed, Postecoglou comes with a reputation as a winner, as he has been able to win a number of titles in Australia’s A League, whilst he also managed to take the Australia national team to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Having joined on a 12-month rolling contract, the manager has been described as a modern, progressive coach and one that can provide a real attacking philosophy to Celtic, with fans who are able to go back to Celtic Park in the near future likely to be keen to see it take centre-stage on the field.
“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,” he told the club’s official website.
“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.”
There will be many looking at what Postecoglou and Celtic will do in the transfer market this summer, as well, with reports suggesting that they could be about to lose their star striker, Odsonne Edouard, to former manager Brendan Rodgers, with Leicester City said to be closing in on a deal.