Postecoglou aims to be top dog

10 June 2021 19:16:24 GMTPlus10

New Celtic head coach Ange Postecoglou says work is already under way to improve the squad as he looks to restore the Hoops to the top of Scottish football.

The Bhoys failed in their attempts to win a 10th successive Premiership title this season, finishing a distant second to Rangers, who are 1.50 to retain their crown next term, while Celtic are 2.50.

We want to entertain our fans and we want to win.

Ange Postecoglou

Neil Lennon left Celtic Park midway through the season after some disappointing results, both domestically and in Europe as the club failed to win any silverware for the first time in 10 years.

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The Glasgow outfit have now turned to former Australia coach Postecoglou to get them back on track, the 55-year-old being unveiled on Thursday after signing a 12-month rolling contract to take charge.

The Greece-born tactician had been in charge of Yokohama F Marinos in Japan, leading them to the J League in 2019, while he spent four years as head coach of the Socceroos.

He won the 2015 Asian Cup with Australia, alongside taking them to the 2014 World Cup and securing qualification for the 2018 edition of the tournament before resigning.

Celtic will be Postecoglou's maiden foray into management in Europe with his first game in charge set to be a Champions League second round qualifying tie in July.

The former defender will be tasked with rebuilding the Hoops squad and says he is excited by the challenge of managing one of football's biggest names.

"I will be doing everything I can to get our great club back on top and, at the same time, deliver the kind of football which our fans appreciate.

"We want to entertain our fans and we want to win, these are the objectives which I always set myself and which I now begin work on," he told the Celtic website.

"We have already begun work on our plans for adding to the squad - we aim to bring players of quality to Celtic to enhance the existing core of great talent."

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