You know, it really is a strange one. Not the appointment of Ange Postecoglou, but the whole issues with Celtic and allowing their managers to appoint there own backroom team.
Not since the days of Brendan Rodgers, have we seen a manager allowed any form of control of the staff they want to bring in. I think we even need to go as far back as Martin O’Neill‘s days to remember a Celtic manager having TOTAL control of all first team affairs.
With all the talk of Eddie Howe knocking back the Celtic job because he couldn’t get his own team in, you would think that Postecoglou would have already sounded out his guys and work would be ongoing to get them to the club ASAP.
Not according to Sky Reporter Anthony Joseph. Joseph is Sky’s correspondent for Scottish football and he gave an really interesting update on the backroom team scenario. Speaking on the Only As Good As Your Last Game podcast, Joseph revealed, “It depends what kind of role they’ll be in. Certainly, Kennedy and Strachan haven’t been told anything yet, and neither have the other guys that Ange is wanting in.
“But that the pro licence thing doesn’t affect anything. Celtic are very confident Ange will get this certificate of recognition which gives him three years to essentially enrol on the pro licence and complete the pro licence which which should happen.”
So the argument that we could be left in a situation where Ange doesn’t get the backroom team he wants because of the Pro Licence really shouldn’t matter. So why are the club holding onto Kennedy and Strachan? Are they going to be forced upon Postecoglou or is he going to be allowed to get his own team in?
Time will tell, but lets hope whatever situation happens, it doesn’t affect the managers ability to get on with his job.
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