Report claims that Celtic-linked no mark once wanted to follow Rangers flop at Ibrox
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Celtic-linked Ange Postecoglou wanted to take over at Rangers - report

Celtic are the gift that keep on giving this season and Rangers fans are in stitches after the club’s number one managerial target Eddie Howe knocked them back.

After months of Celtic fans singing the ex-Bournemouth boss’ name and changing their social media display pics to images of the Englishman, Howe turned them down in a hilarious turn of events which leaves them on the backfoot for next season already.

Eddie Howe, Eddie Howe, Eddie, Eddie Hooooooowe. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Now, the Parkhead club are set to turn to Yokohama F. Marinos manager and ex-Australia boss Ange Postecoglou in a move that is certainly being met with some scepticism.

A successful manager in Asia, the 55-year-old boss has never managed in Europe and there are certainly shades of Rangers flop Pedro Caixinha when it comes to the Greek-born Aussie.

Caixinha too had plenty of success abroad with his time in Mexico in particular – a league with considerably more quality than Australia or Japan – earning him his eventually failed stint at Ibrox.

But whilst the move has certainly raised a few eyebrows in Scotland, it’s not the first time Postecoglou has been linked with an Old Firm club.

Back in November 2017, ESPN reported that the Aussie coach was actually interested in taking over at Rangers after Pedro Caixinha was sacked by the Gers.

This was before Postecoglou quit his role as the head coach of Australia but there was no suggestion the Gers were ever interested in the increasingly likely future Celtic coach.

Rangers would move for then Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes – who knocked the approach from Ibrox back – before the Gers would appoint Steven Gerrard.

Celtic-linked Ange Postecoglou once reportedly wanted to take over at Rangers. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

The rest, as they say, is history – but something tells us Celtic’s future under Postecoglou is going to provide quite a few laughs yet.

Here’s how Rangers fans reacted to the news that it will be the lesser-known Australian manager who is likely to take over at Parkhead.

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