Ange is well documented as being a manager that doesn’t get too close to the players.
He himself admitted that it’s not that important to him and that he likes to maintain professional boundaries so that when the time comes to let them go, he is not influenced in matters of the head by his heart.
But that doesn’t mean he will not appreciate the contributions they give when they serve under him.
Speaking on Celtic TV, Ange said of Josip Juranovic, “HE WAS CERTAINLY A POPULAR MEMBER OF THE GROUP AND HE WILL BE MISSED.
“BUT AS I SAID ON THE WEEKEND, WITH ALL OF US, WHAT THE ULTIMATE MEASURE IS OUR CONTRIBUTION WHILE WE’RE HERE, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE TIME SPAN.
“HE CAME TO US IN A VERY IMPORTANT YEAR FOR THIS FOOTBALL CLUB, I THOUGHT AND HE WAS A MASSIVE CONTRIBUTOR ON AND OFF THE PARK, TO OUR SUCCESS.
“HE CONTINUED THAT THIS YEAR, AND MOVES ON NOW TO ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY.
Josip was, clearly, a good guy to have in the dressing room but as the Celtic manager has shown, there is no sentimentality when it comes to letting players go in order to strengthen the team.