ANGE POSTECOGLOU has admitted he “would hate to think” the Celtic fans would expect his thoughts to be anywhere else as he prepares for Flag Day against Aberdeen at Parkhead tomorrow afternoon.
The Hoops boss has been linked with the vacant Spurs managerial post, but the 57-year-old Greek-Australian gaffer insisted reports from across the border are not even registering with him.
Postecoglou is adamant his sole focus is enjoying the performance from his team and the title presentation at a sold-out Paradise and then turning his attention to the Scottish Cup Final against Inverness Caley Thistle at Hampden the following weekend.
FOCUSED…Ange Postecoglou is dismissing links elsewhere as he plans for Flag Day against Aberdeen at Parkhead tomorrow afternoon.
Asked about the speculation, the Parkhead chief smiled and replied: “I’m still here. I’ve been asked about it before and what’s important for me is the here and now.
“I’ve never planned anything, my ambitions are to enjoy tomorrow and then win a Cup Final. It’s not every year you get to win a treble.
“If anyone thinks I’m thinking about anything else, they don’t know me.”
Postecoglou, speaking to Sky Sports, added: “I’ve said before, what the Celtic fans want is their manager to be concentrating on what is important for them.
“I’d hate to think our supporters want me to be thinking of anything other than having a great game tomorrow and enjoying the day.”
The champions go into the encounter against the Dons on the back of a winless sequence of three games after lifting their second successive title with a 2-0 triumph over Hearts at Tynecastle.
They have lost at Ibrox and Easter Road and drawn with St Mirren in the east end of Glasgow and Postecoglou is determined they will bring down the curtain on another memorable league crusade with a win over the Pittodrie club.
Coincidentally, the Dons opened the season in Glasgow back on July 31 when Stephen Welsh and Filipe Jota claimed the goals in a 2-0 win to get the campaign off to a perfect start.