Ange Postecoglou, the new Celtic manager, grew up with Kenny Dalglish posters on his wall.
Ange Postecoglou, the new Celtic manager, grew up idolizing Parkhead legend Kenny Dalglish and has promised to play a kind of football that will get fans out of their seats.
The 55-year-old was born in Greece but raised in Australia, and it was there that he first sensed the Hoops’ worldwide influence.
Postecoglou is now in charge of putting back together not only a damaged squad, but also fractured supporter-club ties.
And the former Australia head coach believes that all-out attacking football is the best way to achieve this.
The new Parkhead manager told CelticTV, “I’ve had a passion for the game from a very young age.” “It was forced upon me by my father, who was a huge fan of performers. I had posters of Kenny Dalglish all over my room.
“From the beginning of my coaching career, I knew I wanted to build football teams that not only my father would enjoy watching, but that people would like watching as well.
“Obviously, you have to be successful in this game; else, you wouldn’t have lasted this long. I have a very clear vision of how I want my football teams to play, and that vision includes ensuring that our fans do not sit for 90 minutes.”
For the time being, Celtic Park’s chief executive Peter Lawwell will be in charge, but Dominic McKay will take over next month.
And though Postecoglou is forced to sit on his hands for 10 days, he feels the intimate bond he has already formed with the former Scottish Rugby Union president will be crucial.
The Australian is on his way to Scotland after being headhunted from his position with the Yokohama F. Marinos, but he must first quarantine before meeting his new teammates in Lennoxtown.
He remarked, “I’ve been in frequent contact with the club’s CEO, and Dominic and I already have a pretty excellent relationship.” “He’s given me a great overview of where the club is right now and what the priorities are. (This is a brief piece.)