HAVING already attracted some interest from south of the border, Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou will undoubtedly be linked with more jobs in the Premier League this summer.
The Australian tactician overcame some early teething problems to mold his squad at Parkhead and his impressive efforts in Scotland have certainly not gone unnoticed elsewhere.
Postecoglou Catching The Eye Down South
With teams in the Premier League battling for survival, there were a couple of teams linked with Postecoglou in the first couple of months of 2023. Leeds United parted company with head coach Jesse Marsch in February and were linked with a possible pursuit of Postecoglou. The hierarchy at Leeds, who are priced at 8/5 to be relegated by football betting sites UK, claimed the candidates they were looking at to replace Marsch were all in work. That in turn led to further speculation that Celtic boss Postecoglou could be on their shortlist to make the move from Parkhead to Elland Road.
Leeds eventually went for former Watford boss Javi Gracia to replace the American Marsch but the fact Postecoglou was linked shows the impressive work he has been doing with the reigning Premiership champions.
Prior to the Leeds links, another big name south of the border was connected with the former Australia national coach, as Everton sought a replacement for Frank Lampard. Having found themselves in another relegation scrap, Lampard’s time at Goodison Park was brought to a premature ending and again Postecoglou was part of the speculation regarding the new Everton manager. The Toffees went in a different direction and it was not long before former Burnley boss Sean Dyche was brought in to try and steady the ship on Merseyside. Celtic would obviously be reluctant, to say the least, to allow Postecoglou to go midseason and the man himself will feel like he still has a job to do in Glasgow.
Boss Focused On Task At Hand
Postecoglou has been fully aware of the rumours of an exit for England but the 57-year-old has assured Celtic supporters of his commitment to the Hoops. Following the win over Rangers in the Viaplay Cup final at Hampden Park, Postecoglou said he is eager to “leave a mark” at whatever club he’s at. While he has certainly had an impact at Celtic, the manager might well feel there is work left to be done, especially when it comes to the club’s European hopes for next season.
Saying he “couldn’t be happier” at Celtic would have come as welcomed news to the club’s followers, as the Hoops look to finish the job and retain the Premiership title this season. Postecoglou’s comments won’t stop interest from elsewhere and there are bound to be links to the Premier League when the axe falls on the next manager in the English top flight.
For now Postecoglou and Celtic are in a good place, so while the partnership flourishes, Hoops fans will be eager to see the silverware continue to pour in as the club look to finish the current campaign on a high.