Tottenham Hotspur coach Ange Postecoglou lauds Celtic’s decision to appoint Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers
Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Posetecoglou has stated that Celtic made the right decision by choosing Brendan Rodgers as his successor.

Ange Postecoglou, who recently became the head coach of Tottenham, enjoyed a successful period at Celtic securing the domestic treble and winning five out of six domestic trophies.

Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers, who had previously managed Celtic before moving to Leicester, stayed connected with Postecoglou throughout this time.

Now that Rodgers has returned to the Celtic hot-seat for a second spell, he aims to leave his mark in the Champions League where Celtic will enter the group stage of the competition next season, following their Scottish Premiership win last season.

During his introductory media conference as the new Tottenham head coach, Postecoglou spoke on Rodgers’ return to Glasgow.

He said:

“He’s absolutely the right man. He’s a fantastic manager and he loves that football club”.

“He was constantly messaging me while I was Celtic manager to make sure that I stayed on track and we had success”.

“I’ve exchanged messages with him and he was very, very supportive when I got the (Celtic) role”.

“Even when I got this role, he sent me a nice message and I’ve reciprocated and stayed in contact with him and all the staff there”.

“I’ve no doubt they’ll have great success”.

“Hopefully, they can make an impact in the Champions League, I know that’s what his ambition is”.

“That group of players and staff certainly have the capability to do that. Hopefully, that happens.”

Rodgers characterized Celtic as a club managers should add to their “bucket list”.

The Northern Irish coach said:

“My wife and my kids loved it up there and my whole family was really happy”.

“I’ve got two young ones and they’ve lived abroad their whole life in four different countries”.

“We made the decision as a family that wherever my profession took us, we’d go and we’d experience that”.

“My wife knows better than anyone, I can’t resist a challenge”.

“That’s when I’m at my best and my history is I’ve never stayed too long at too many clubs. I’ve always left when clubs are successful”.

“All I’ve tried to do whenever I’ve been, like most managers, is leave the club you’ve inherited in a better place than where you picked it up and hopefully make a positive impact”.

“It was a tough decision, for sure. But it was also a tough decision to leave the Australian national team before a World Cup, it was tough to leave Yokohama after winning the championship there”.

“You establish relationships with people and these are always tough decisions. For me, I’ve always gone with my gut on these things”.

“I know when I’m at my best, and I’m at my best when the challenge is the biggest. I thought this was a challenge that would fit all the things I’m looking to achieve.”

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