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SPFL boss reveals the reason behind Ange’s calm touchline demeanour. Beale could learn a lot from this

Ange Postecoglou has worked wonders at Celtic since his arrival last summer.

The Celtic boss took over a complete mess and has turned it into a well drilled, slick football club (not just team) that is now seeing incredible success on and off the park.

But it is on the park where the gaffer gets most of his plaudits.

Standing on the sidelines, Ange is an imposing figure and watches his players carry out his instructions to the letter.

But he hardly says a word. Apart from that infamous time when he lost it with his players at Celtic Park for continually passing the ball back, Ange just watches the football intently without saying a word to his players.

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And Marvin Bartley reveals the reason behind that.

Speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, Bartley said, “Even when Rangers made it 2-1 and the way that the players dealt with adversity was fantastic.

And Ange is ever so quiet on the side, he says very few words. He doesn’t say a lot at all.

Genuinely, sometimes you don’t even know he’s there. But that means, for me, his team are well prepared. They know what they need to do.

And that’s against teams that change information, trying to sit behind the ball playing four at the back or five at the back.

And he doesn’t sit there and stop pulling players about because he trusts the players. And the reason he trusts them is because they’re well coached by him and the staff.

They know what they need to do. They know the levels of expectation that he has for them. And that takes time to do that.”

And that is something we have known about the gaffer for months now. He is so organised and articulate, he doesn’t need to constantly shout instructions during a match.

He knows his players. He knows they will carry out his instructions and if the gameplan changes, he also knows they will make the right decisions to see the game out.

That’s what a proper manager does. Are you listening Beale?

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