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Celtic’s latest outstanding Jota Instagram post the Hoops support will love

Celtic have been in the news relentlessly this week. Ever since Ange Postecoglou decided to swap the green and white hoops of Celtic for the Lillywhite of Spurs, the speculation surrounding who will take over as manager has been quite incredible.

But not only that, there has also been speculation on whether or not he will come back for any of our players and our coaching staff.

So the players need a bit of love from the club, right? And Celtic set out to do that for our Portuguese winger, Jota.

Jota posted an emotional message on Instagram saying goodbye to Ange Postecoglou earlier this week so the club decided to show him some love by posting all his goals scored from season 2022/23.

 

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It was a brilliant little pick-me-up for Jota. He has been pivotal to our success under the Ange Postecoglou revolution and he will continue to be so under the new manager.

As we continue to wait for news on who the next  Celtic manager will be, the supporters will be desperate to see the likes of Jota and Kyogo in the green and white hoops next season. Of course, there is no suggestion to say that they won’t. But public shows of affection like this certainly help make the players feel a little bit more loved.

Mark Hendry addresses the recent Celtic managerial rumour

What a couple of days it has been at Celtic. Lost the manager, Ange Postecoglou to Tottenham Hotspur and the media lose their marbles trying to predict who the next Celtic manager will be.

One rumour that blew up this afternoon was Mumbai FC’s Des Buckingham. He was spotted arriving in Glasgow the red tops went mental.

“Exclusive” and “shock new contender” were already on our Twitter feeds before Buckingham has hung up from phoning a taxi to take him to his hotel.

But it seems that not only is he not on Celtic’s radar, it is believed that the Celtic job is too big for him.

That’s according to Football Scotland’s Mark Hendry. The journalist took to Twitter to explain why Buckingham was touching down in Glasgow.

With the managerial hunt continuing and the Scottish press tying themselves up in knots trying to get the latest scoop, at least some sanity has been brought to the proceedings with this update.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We just need to be patient. The club will know who they want. In fact, a shortlist will already have been drawn up and the board will be making their enquiries as we speak.

A new manager will be announced when the board are ready. But to be fair, it is funny watching the media come up with their next new scoop. You can smell their desperation.

“That, for me, is he’s leaving” – Tom English on the Hampdem moment he knew Ange Postecoglou was leaving Celtic

As the Celtic/Tottenham story continues to run, Ange Postecoglou will be somewhere now reflecting on his accomplishments at the club with immense pride after sealing another domestic treble.

But his post match interviews (one which I’ll comment on later) didn’t give the fans any comfort or suggestion that he is set to stay at the club.

In fact, BBC Sportsound’s, Tom English suggests that there was a specific moment in Ange’s post match press conference that told him the Celtic manager was leaving.

English said [BBC Sportsound], “My assessment is the same as yours. [Quoting Ange] ‘I deserve to enjoy the moment. The time will come for those questions’. That for me is he’s leaving.

“I think he’s leaving. But he doesn’t want to say he’s leaving, because he just wants to enjoy this.

He doesn’t want this moment compromised by all this. All the speculation about Spurs, he doesn’t want to have that overtaken by he’s going to Spurs.

He wants to live in the moment. He wants the Celtic fans to have their their night without worry of losing the manager. “

So enjoy your night. Go out and enjoy your night. We’ll talk about this first thing later on down the road. But I think it’s happening.

Regardless of whether he goes as I think we are all resigned to that fact now, Ange Postecoglou can leave the club with his head held high.

Taking over a shambles,Ange turned Celtic in Champions and then world record treble holders. If, and when, he does go, it will be with the blessings of every single Celtic fan.

Mark Guidi lays all league pressure on one Glasgow Derby manager. One set of fans won’t be happy

The league title race resumes on Sunday for Celtic with a trip to Dingwall.

The lunchtime kick off will either give Ange the opportunity to extend the lead at the top of the table or keep the nine point advantage intact.

Either way, we are entering the pressure stage of the season and Mark Guid believes that all the pressure is one side in Glasgow.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Guidi said, “I think, probably, if we are being realistic, the titles 95-99% in the bag for Celtic.

But if you are at the Rangers camp you should not be giving up. You should still believe that there is a chance.

If they can go to Celtic Park and win, it’s game on.

Michael Beale will have to get his first win against Celtic. That’s what you’ve got to do.

If you want to become a champion and have total belief from support, you’ve got to go and show you can beat your biggest rivals.

If Celtic win at Celtic Park, it’s absolutely all over and that’s another game Michael Beale hasn’t beaten Celtic.”

Is Celtic or Rangers under the most pressure this weekend?

Undoubtedly it is Michael Beale. The Rangers manager cannot afford to drop a single point in the final nine games of the season.

Celtic can. Even if we lost the two Glasgow Derbies, we will still be three points ahead with a superior goal difference and looking at results of the few months, no other team in the SPFL can get near us.

Over to you Beale.