Postecoglou’s Celtic all but champions

Ange Postecoglou is the toast of the inexperienced half of Glasgow just after effectively sealing a 52nd Scottish title with Celtic.

The Bhoys’ Australian manager was all smiles at Parkhead after seeing his side come from powering to conquer Hearts 4-1 on Saturday and – all but mathematically – secure the Premiership crown.

The victory puts Celtic nine factors obvious of their sworn rivals Rangers, who have three game titles remaining but have a vastly inferior target change by 22.

The ecstatic scenes at Celtic Park have been testomony to the impressive affect former Socceroos manager Postecoglou has had because getting about a demoralised club in June very last 12 months.

Celtic experienced dropped their way as Rangers, under their former manager Steven Gerrard, ruled the Scottish roost but Postecoglou, at first perceived at Parkhead as ‘Ange who?’, has turn out to be a cult figure following rejuvenating their fortunes.

The 56-yr-outdated has restored the club’s attacking identification although bringing in fresh ideas and personnel as his new-glance Celtic have taken two trophies in his opening period pursuing the League Cup results in December.

It felt fitting that Celtic’s victory on Saturday should appear courtesy of goals from 4 of Postecoglou’s impressed signings – Daizen Maeda, Kyogo Furuhashi, Matt O’Riley and Giorgos Giakoumakis.

Hearts experienced spoiled the celebration environment early with a third-minute aim from Ellis Sims in advance of Maeda and Furuhashi, both equally discovered by Postecoglou throughout his successful spell in Japan, strike again ahead of the split.

English-born Denmark Underneath-21 worldwide O’Riley then fired in the decisive 3rd immediately after the crack, before Greek global Giakoumakis sealed the offer in the last moment.

His newest good results only enhances Postecoglou’s standing as the most thriving manager Australian soccer has at any time manufactured.

He is coached title-profitable teams in his homeland at South Melbourne and Brisbane Roar, in Japan with Yokohama F. Marinos and now Scotland, as well as using the Socceroos to the Environment Cup just after guiding them to the Asian Cup title.

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