Rangers fans have responded to reports that Celtic are in advanced talks with Ange Postecoglou about becoming their new manager.
It’s asserted that following the very public collapse of negotiations with Eddie Howe, the Hoops have turned to the current Yokohama F. Marinos boss.
55-year-old Postecoglou was born in Greece but grew up in Australia, where he played for South Melbourne, Western Suburbs and the national team as a defender.
His management career began at South Melbourne in 1996 and since then, he’s taken charge of Australia U17s and U20s, Panachaiki, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory and Australia, before taking up his J1 League posting in 2018.
ESPN reported back in 2017 that Postecoglou was interested in replacing Pedro Caixinha at Rangers, but Dave King wanted a manager with knowledge of the British game and ultimately appointed Steven Gerrard following Graeme Murty’s spell as interim boss.
Rangers fans were in stitches when the Hoops’ pursuit of Howe collapsed and many are delighted with this fresh twist, as they don’t see Postecoglou as a threat.
Here’s a selection of reactions to the reported talks:
Superb he's even 55 years old,
— Alex (@alegil2101) May 28, 2021
Here’s his cv, 😂😂. Celtics version of Pedro caixinha pic.twitter.com/XWwH9WB1g8
— Rob (@RangersRobbie83) May 28, 2021
Their Pedro moment. 🙏🏼
— Mr King (@killieblue) May 29, 2021
I’d be absolutely over the moon. The new banter years. Are upon us.
— John Mc (@Embrager77) May 29, 2021
Get him signed – certainly a big name!
— Alan Longmuir (@alan_longmuir) May 29, 2021
Yes I think he is world class, please sign him now!!!!
— snooker loopy (@snookerloopyno1) May 29, 2021
Absolutely get him signed
— Jimmy bells stare 👀 (@greegsysburds2) May 29, 2021
The banter years have only just began 🤣
— Robert (@Robert88235) May 29, 2021