ANGE POSTECOGLOU has been caught on camera delivering a playful death stare to Josip Juranovic in a moment of hilarity after Celtic clinched the Premiership title at Tannadice on May 10 this season.
The Hoops secured a 1-1 draw against Dundee United – with Giorgos Giakoumakis claiming the goal – to clinch their tenth title in 11 years.
Postecoglou addressed his players in the dressing room afterwards in previously unseen footage now revealed in the club’s ‘We.Never.Stop.’ DVD.
TANNADICE TITLE TALK-IN…Ange Postecoglou congratulates his Celtic players on their 1-1 draw with Dundee United which sealed the championship. The Japanese quartet of Kyogo Furuhashi, Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi look on.
The draw meant the Hoops could even afford to lose to Motherwell in the final game of the season four days later and still clinch the flag, but the Greek-Australian was obviously in the mood to do things in style and told the players they would be in for training the following day.
That brought a hilarious response from Croatian international defender Juranovic.
In a rousing aftermatch speech, Postecoglou said: “Enjoy it, the next couple of days. As I said, I’m not giving you tomorrow off because obviously you’ll have plenty of time away from me after the weekend.
“We’ll enjoy the next few days, including Saturday. I want to make sure you guys really appreciate what you’ve achieved.
THE JOKER…Josip Juranovic has a question for the manager. Images courtesy Celtic TV.
“Don’t look at me, I’m a miserable old sod and just walk away – but you boys enjoy it. I’m proud of all of you.”
Postecoglou’s words were applauded by the players and backroom staff – and then came the cheeky poser from Juranovic. “Off tomorrow?”
The manager turned round to fix the right-back in his gaze.
Playing to the gallery, Juranovic repeated his question.
It all ended in smiles and, of course, Celtic did lift the crown in a certain amount of style against the Fir Park visitors when they won 6-0 with Kyogo Furuhashi (2), Giakoumakis (2), David Turnbull and Filipe Jota.
— Ange baw (@Angeba11) October 16, 2022