“Ange will show everyone what he can do,” Aloisi backing Postecoglou for Celtic glory

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These three Australian football fans, one an ex-pro, give an interesting insight into the new Celtic manager and they clearly know much more about Ange Postecoglou than any of us. They point out that a handful of Yokohama players have made the international side, some being recruited from the Japanese second division, under the guidance of Postecoglou.

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“Ange Postecoglou is set to take the helm at Celtic, and John Aloisi is expecting great things. Speaking on Optus Sport’s GegenPod, the former Premier League, Serie A and La Liga striker chats to David Weiner and Nick Stoll about the former Australia managers chances of succeeding at Celtic.”

The clearly get the intense rivalry on the Scottish game between the two Glasgow giants and point out that Postecoglou doesn’t just deliver exciting, attacking football but also winning football and they realise in Glasgow that is a must.

The standing of Celtic in world football is noted, they even describe Celtic as a rich club in financial terms. Everything is relative but it is a good point they make, that Celtic’s budget will be the biggest that Ange has ever had to work with.

The interest in Postecoglou’s appointment as the manager of Celtic clearly has excited football fans in Australia and not just those who already support Celtic. You will imagine that there will be a broadcast deal in the offing and perhaps some other commercial opportunities that can come out of this for Celtic.

A number of years ago we had an Australian footballer lodging (for free) with us as Willie Wallace had organise via John Clark a trial period at Celtic for the boy. We took him to his first ever game in Europe the second leg of the Champions League. He was astonished at what he’d witnessed that night, couldn’t believe it.

He also said that in Australia it was wall-to-wall English Premier League football on TV and Celtic rarely if ever got a look in. He also knew Willie Wallace just as a former player who helped out at his club but without any real appreciation of what he’d achieved in the game. We sat him down to play the video of the 1967 European Cup Final and he couldn’t believe that Willie Wallace, that wee old guy with an interest in Brisbane football, was actually a European Cup winner!

The Australians have a huge appetite for football and Celtic have a unique opportunity here to exploit. Listen to this and you’ll see what I mean…

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