Rangers fans have responded to reports that Celtic are in advanced talks with Ange Postecoglou about becoming their new manager.

John Percy of the Telegraph broke the story on Twitter on Friday night and multiple major outlets, including Sky Sports, have since backed up the report.

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Plenty of Rangers fans are keen for Celtic to appoint Ange Postecoglou. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

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.

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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:

 

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