This transfer window was always going to be huge one for Ange Postecoglou.
It was an opportunity for him to get in the players he needs to make “Angeball” work and be more effective and it was also a chance for the big Aussie gaffer to get some of the negativity out of the dressing room to take the club forward.
And the boss has done that.
It has been well known that players like Kristoffer Ajer, Ryan Christie, Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Olivier N’tcham where causing disharmony, and to be fair probably indirectly, with their ambitions to move on to pastures new.
With the exception of Leigh Griffiths (who just caused different problems for the squad) the other four players made it quite clear that they saw their futures elsewhere.
With all of these players now out the club, it could have been easy for the manager to send a parting shot to each of them, but in true Ange style, the Celtic gaffer took the classy route and sent them packing with his best wishes.
As reported by The Sun, Postecoglou said, “Everyone at the club has worked hard on making really good progress in this window and I am really pleased with the depth of quality we have managed to deliver.
“I think the squad is in good shape for the challenges ahead and I look forward to get working as a unit with the whole squad together, as one, after the international break.
“While so many players have come in, I would also like to thank the first team guys who have moved on from Celtic, for their contribution to the club.
“Odsonne and Ryan are two players who have been fantastic for the club over a number of years.
“They wanted to look at new opportunities, I am sure they will continue to have very successful careers and I wish them well for the future.
“I also wish Leigh well on his loan spell at Dundee, where I am sure he will get back into some important playing time.”
Postecoglou continues to win over the Celtic fans with his constant professionalism and his handling of the press. His honesty is refreshing and long may that continue.
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