ANGE POSTECOGLOU has paid tribute to the efforts of new chief executive Michael Nicholson as the Celtic boss prepares to plunge into the January transfer market.
The Parkhead gaffer is determined to add to the dozen recruits who arrived in the summer when the new window opens on Saturday.
ON THE BALL…Kyogo Furuhashi in action just minutes before hirpling off in the 3-1 win over St Johnstone in Perth at the weekend.
“We knew it would be a crucial one and it is not an easy one, to be fair, the January window.“It’s not one where you really want to do too much because there is sometimes a desperation around it in terms of the business.
“So, we set our task early on that, irrespective of how the first half of the year went, we knew what targets we wanted. We knew what kind of players.
“And Michael Nicholson has been the driving force behind it.
“Because, as you can appreciate with the games we have had, I had to focus on making sure that we were competitive on the field.
“He’s taken the lead on that and he’s working awfully hard in the background to make sure we get what we need done.”
TRANSFER ALLY…new CEO Michael Nicholson is worked well with Ange Postecoglou in Celtic’s recruitment drive.
Postecoglou, in the job for only six months, admitted he has the full backing of the board and, speaking to the Daily Record, added: “That is because our visions are aligned.
“It’s not always the way and there may be times in the future where, whatever my vision is, it’s at odds with Michael.
“But, you know, if there is reasoning behind it, then I am comfortable with that, as well. That’s the key.
“I have good and open discussions with Michael and for both of us it’s about this football club.
“It’s not about ourselves, personally. It’s about what we think is going to be the right fit for this club. As long as that’s aligned, things run a lot more smoothly.
“As I said, he’s worked awfully hard this last couple of months as we knew the January window was going to be important to make sure we get what we need done.”