Celtic move closer to appointing Ange Postecoglou as their new manager after Parkhead club turned to little-known former Australia coach when talks collapsed with Eddie Howe
- Celtic are closing in on naming Ange Postecoglou as the club’s new manager
- Postecoglou is the chief candidate after talks with Eddie Howe fell through
- Parkhead club were hopeful of unveiling ex-Bournemouth man Howe this week
- But Postecoglou was on the list of back-up options and remains in discussions
Celtic are moving closer to appointing former Australia boss Ange Postecoglou as the club’s new manager.
The Greek-born coach has emerged as chief candidate following the collapse of talks with ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
Celtic had hoped to unveil Howe this week, and now wish to make a swift alternative ahead of the team’s return to pre-season training on June 17.
Celtic are moving closer to appointing Ange Postecoglou (above) as the club’s new manager
Parkhead sources insist Postecoglou had been on the list of back-up options since early in the process to secure a successor to Neil Lennon.
Negotiations are ongoing and the need to conclude quickly is heightened by Covid. Employed by Yokohama Marinos, Postecoglou would need to isolate for 10 days after flying in from Japan.
The 55-year-old took over Marinos soon after achieving qualification for the 2018 World Cup with the Australian national team.
Eddie Howe looked set to take up by the Parkhead role but negotiations with Celtic collapsed