PITTODRIE OCTOBER 3 2021: TURNING POINT FOR ANGE POSTECOGLOU?

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ANGE POSTECOGLOU stopped the rot at Pittodrie on Sunday with Celtic’s first away domestic victory since February 14.

And the Greek-Australian gaffer managed the feat at the venue that proved to be a successful launching pad for previous managers Billy McNeill in 1978 and Ronny Deila in 2014.

In an EXCLUSIVE three-parter, CQN earlier today detailed these landmark encounters that became turning points on the way to Celtic claiming two of their 51 championships in their history.

FAN-TASTIC…Ange Postecoglou goes across to greet the Celtic support after a crucial away triumph. 

HOOP HOOP HOORAY…Ange Postecoglou shares the joy at Pittodrie.

Author Alex Gordon, whose latest book on the club, ’50 Flags Plus One,’ is out now, has opened his files once again for CQN readers.

Postecoglou joined his celebrating players after Filip Jota had rattled in the points-clincher against Stephen Glass’ side with only six minutes remaining on Sunday.

It was a genuine show of affection and emotion from Neil Lennon’s successor and it was clear how much the success meant to him on a personal level as he stood in front of the away support.

Afterwards, he said: “It was pleasing. Everyone is well aware of our struggles away from home going into last year.

“I think the manner in which we did it today showed tremendous character to get ourselves back in front after they equalised.

“I think the players were searching for the winner, they weren’t going to settle for a point. I’m pleased for the players that they got their rewards.”

HANDS UP…Ange Postecoglou salutes Kyogo Furuhashi’s opening goal against the Dons.

Speaking about the supporters, Postecoglou added: “We haven’t really rewarded them, particularly away from home. I’m pleased for our fans that they enjoyed the trip up here and they will enjoy the trip home.

“They saw today not only that we can play good football, but there is character in this team to get results when we need them.

“It can only help. If there is one thing about us this year, we have definitely shown that when we play well we can definitely take it to teams.

“There have been games when we have scored a lot of goals and played really well, but the one thing we haven’t shown yet is that ability to find a way to win a game when we need it.

“It’s not just the victory, it’s the manner in which we went about it.”

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