ANGE POSTECOGLOU is aiming to become a History Bhoy with his record-breaking Celts.

The Hoops are on the brink of another barrier-breaking achievement and their relentless gaffer has targeted a new European record of 109 points from a memorable crusade.

Celtic’s previous best was set during Brendan Rodgers’ debut campaign when the Invincibles swept to an extraordinary domestic clean sweep in 2016/17 with 106 points.

SUNSHINE BHOY…Ange Postecoglou proudly holds aloft the Premiership trophy after last season’s success.

Postecoglou’s side are sitting on 85 points with eight games – and a potential 24 points – to play for before the end of the term due on the weekend of May 27/28.

An uninterrupted sequence of triumphs would push the present-day stars to an extraordinary tally of 109 – three better than Rodgers’ all-conquering heroes.

The champions can move 12 points clear at the Premiership pinnacle if they overcome the challenge of nearest challengers from Ibrox at Parkhead on Saturday.

A success in that encounter will leave them the task of lifting their second successive crown with a mere three wins from the remaining seven matches.

Fifty-seven-year-old Greek-Australian gaffer Postecoglou said: “It is a remarkable run because there have been some brilliant sides in Scottish football.

“But this team has surpassed those teams in terms of stats this season. Now it’s eight games to go, so there are 24 points we want to get and that’s our target.”

CROWNING GLORY…Ange Postecoglou with the Premiership title following the 6-0 win over Motherwell at a sun-kissed Paradise on May 14 last year.

Postecoglou, speaking to the Scottish Sun, added: “Just as pleasing is the level with good strong performances every week. Credit to the group – and it is the group.

“Everyone chipped in again against Ross County. Guys coming into the team have helped.”

Celtic’s only blemish in an exhilarating campaign came against St Mirren in Paisley in September when they flopped 2-0 in inexplicable circumstances.

Celtic have played Stephen Robinson team three times since that loss and won the lot – including knocking the Saints out of the Scottish Cup – with 14 goals scored and two conceded, both penalty-kicks.

Now all eyes are focused on the east end of Glasgow on Saturday as the countdown to glory continues with an intriguing derby confrontation.

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