THE Ange Postecoglou Admiration Society continues to grow with Japan now reported to be interested in making him their international manager.

At the weekend it was Everton – a report shot down by CQN – and now it is his old stomping ground in the Land of the Rising Sun.

The Celtic boss’ head must be reeling with his name being constantly linked with teams far and wide as the managerial merry-go-round spins uncontrollably with tales emerging from all angles.

We’ve already had Brighton, Wolves and Southampton being mentioned as possible suitors this season before the Merseyside outfit, with Frank Lampard under pressure after a succession of poor results, being linked with the 57-year-old Greek-Australian gaffer who delivered the title and League Cup in his debut campaign at Parkhead.

FRONT PAGE NEWS…how Nikkan Sports newspaper broke the story about Ange Postecoglou’s reported link with the Japan international job.

Now Japan, who will be performing in the World Cup Finals in Qatar, are interested, as reported on the front page of national newspaper Nikkan Sports.

And now the media outlet claim that Japan technical director Yasuharu Sorimachi is convinced about Postecoglou’s qualities and is ready to reach out to discover the possibility of leading the nation into their next era.

Hajime Moriyasu will be in charge during the soccer showpiece in the Middle East, but, without a ball even being kicked, there is already a clamour for a foreign coach and the Hoops chief is seen as the frontrunner.

Postecoglou, of course, had a successful spell with Yokohama F Marinos before accepting the challenge to revive Celtic in June last year.

THE THINKER…Ange Postecoglou taking care of business at Parkhead on Saturday.

He has kept contacts in the J-League and has signed Kyogo Furuhashi, Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi since arriving in Scotland.

The ambitious boss has also worked at international level with his adopted nation Australia and took them to the soccer showpiece in Brazil in 2014.

It makes sense for Postecoglou’s achievements to attract envious glances from elsewhere.

We can only be thankful the pragmatic gaffer will take these tales for what they are and continue to do a sterling job for Celtic.

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