ANGE POSTECOGLOU saw Celtic paired at home against Morton in last night’s Scottish Cup Fourth Round draw.
The Championship side are due at Parkhead for the intriguing encounter on the weekend of January 21/22.
There are two all-Premiership ties at the fourth stage – an Edinburgh derby between Hibs and Hearts at Easter Road while St Johnstone are at home to the Ibrox side who have just named Mick Beale as successor to Giovanni van Bronckhorst who was sacked a fortnight ago.
THE QUADRUPLE TREBLE HEROES…Scott Brown and the Celtic players celebrate the penalty-kick succes over Hearts on December 20 2020 to clinch the team’s TWELFTH successive domestic trophy.
The national trophy, of course, was the one that got away from Postecoglou during his debut campaign as he guided the team to the title and the League Cup.
A 4-0 win over Raith Rovers at Parkhead followed a 3-0 success over Dundee United at Tannadice, but, unfortunately, the bid was halted in extra-time of the semi-final when Carl Starfelt deflected a left-wing cross past Joe Hart for the Ibrox club’s winner.
St Johnstone had claimed the silverware the previous year, but before that the Hoops had racked up four consecutive triumphs during their phenomenal quadruple treble sequence.
In 2017, Stuart Armstrong and Tom Rogic were the goal heroes in the 2-1 victory over Aberdeen and the following term Callum McGregor and Olivier Ntcham were on the mark in the 2-0 win over Motherwell.
In 2019, Neil Lennon’s men came back from a goal down to beat Hearts 2-1 with a double from Odsonne Edouard. The Frenchman was on target again in the delayed 2020 Final when he scored from a penalty-kick in the 3-3 extra-time draw with the same opponents.
Ryan Christie and Leigh Griffiths also hit the net before it went to penalty-kicks where Kristoffer Ajer walloped in the decisive kick.