Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou signing a new contract at the club is a case of when rather than if, says Sky Sports reporter Antoine-Joseph.
The Australian arrived at Parkhead last year on a 12 month rolling contractbut he is expected to extend his stay at the club after their success in the 2021/22 season.
What is the latest news about Postecoglou?
Last month the Daily recording reported that Celtic would hold talks with Postecoglou over a new contract.
The same outlet claimed the Glasgow side are keen to offer the 56-year-old improved terms and a longer contract, which is unsurprising given what he achieved during his tenure. first season in Scottish football.
Under Postecoglou, Celtic were able to reclaim the Scottish Premiership title from fierce rivals Rangers, while also winning the Scottish League Cup.
In Europe, of course, they could have done much better after being knocked out of the Europa League and the Europa Conference League, but overall it was a successful campaign for the Postecoglou side.
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What did Joseph say about Postecoglou’s Celtic future?
Joseph told GIVEMESPORT it’s probably only a matter of time before Postecoglou puts pen to paper on a new contract at Celtic Park.
Speaking to GMS, the Sky Sports reporter said: “Celtic does this with new managers all the time; they’ve been doing it since the turn of the century.
“[Martin] O’Neill had a continuing contract, [Gordon] Strachan, [Neil] Lennon, [Tony] Mowbray, Lennon again and Brendan Rodgers were also on rolling contracts and then usually sign if their first year has been successful or if Celtic see him going somewhere. That’s when they end up tying them to a longer-term contract.
“And I think that’s what’s going to happen here. There has been no change with Celtic’s approach, and it’s just a matter of when, rather than if, I think.
Does Postecoglou deserve a new deal?
Without a shadow of a doubt, and not just for the success he brought to the club during his short time there.
What cannot go unnoticed is the recruitment of the former Australian coach. It was excellent and a big factor for Celtic reclaiming the Scottish Premiership title.
His knowledge of Japanese football since managing Yokohama F. Marinos has paid off, with players like Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate arriving from the J-League to make an immediate impact in Glasgow.
In the end, Postecoglou has shown his superiors that he is someone to be trusted both in the dugout and in the transfer market.