The Banter Years era at Celtic probably started with Ferencvaros and the laughs keep coming as Rangers fans eagerly await the appointment of their rivals’ new manager.

Primed to be Yokohama F. Marinos manager Ange Postecoglou, Celtic have gone full Pedro Caixinha as they look to halt Stevie G’s rampant charge to 56.

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Ange Postecoglou is reportedly in line to become the next Celtic manager. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

But prior to leaving Japan and Oceania behind, ex-Australia boss Postecoglou held back to play an Emperor’s Cup match against a fourth division amateur side with hilarious consequences.

J-League outfit Marinos were humbled by Honda FC – a side three tiers below them – crashing out of the tournament on penalties after a 1-1 draw in what should prove to be Postecoglou’s last game.

To add another layer to the banter of this, the opposition goalkeeper scored a penalty to put Honda in front in the game.

If the appointment hasn’t already been scrutinised with a fine-tooth comb, this result has sent Twitter into overdrive with Rangers fans buckled and Celtic supporters chewing their fingernails.

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The big Aussie boss is not yet in the door at Celtic but should his appointment at the Parkhead club be signed, sealed and delivered this week, Rangers fans have certainly enjoyed chuckling at the horse he’s riding in on.

As Celtic fans unfurl an endless stream of banners and Rangers continue to make moves inside Ibrox and out, it’s been quite an enjoyable few months for the blue side of Glasgow.

Here’s some of the best reaction from the Rangers support as Big Ange proves he’s the perfect fit by supplying the banter even before he’s checked in at Parkhead:

 

Rangers fans are excited for the new campaign as the rebuilding gets underway at Parkhead the Gers continue to improve from a position of strength.

Not only have the club already announced two pre-season signings, but the latest to sign on at Ibrox has delighted supporters aplenty.

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