IT hasn’t been dull since Ange Postecoglou landed on these shores on June 24 last year.
The Greek-Australian agreed to become the Celtic manager a fortnight earlier and wasted no time in getting started in his new role as he hit the ground running.
Postecoglou has shaped his revamped outfit – with SEVENTEEN recruits in two transfer windows – into an entertaining and attractive unit and, more importantly, a winning one with the Premier Sports League Cup already in the Parkhead trophy cabinet following the 2-1 success over Hibs at Hampden six days before Christmas.
The team is sitting proudly in pole position in the Premiership with seven games to play and there is a Scottish Cup semi-final due on Sunday April 17.
CHAT SHOW…Ange Postecoglou delivers his frank views in an interview with Optus Sport.
After a campaign without silverware for the first time in 11 years, the club are within touching distance of a phenomenal clean sweep of the domestic honours.
As we reported on CQN earlier this week, Postecoglou, speaking about his experiences since his arrival, revealed: “It’s been everything I expected. You don’t go into a role like this kidding yourself about what you’re taking on.
“I was under no illusion that I was taking over a massive football club, with a massive following and massive expectations.
“But it was what was appealing to me, that’s where I wanted to be.”
The popular team boss, speaking to former Australia international keeper Mark Schwarzer on Optus Sport, added: “The reality of it is I had to come in this year and bring success to the football club.
“This football club can’t go two years without some sort of silverware.”
WE’RE BEHIND YOU…Ange Postecoglou and Celtic fans watch the action during the 4-0 win over Ross County.
During a highly amusing and enjoyable interview, the manager also hailed Celtic supporters for having his back from day one.
He added: “The fans have been unbelievable and, to be fair, they’ve been unbelievable from, pretty much, day one.
“They obviously didn’t know who I was, for the most part, but it’s funny – at the same they’re fiercely loyal about their own people.
“Once I was announced, they just figured: ‘He’s one of ours now, we’re going to back him, lay off him’.
“Even at the start when things were a bit rocky, particularly with results, from the moment I arrived they’ve been right behind me.
“They want me to succeed and then it’s up to me to deliver.”
Here is the chat in full, courtesy of Optus Sport. Please enjoy.