Andy Halliday talks Ange Postecoglou future at Celtic
Andy Halliday has told Open Goal that Ange Postecoglou deserves time to turn things around as Celtic manager – but that he needs results quickly.
Celtic have lost four of their last five games – albeit one of those defeats was to AZ, in which the defeat still saw them progress to the group stages.
The Hoops have lost all three Scottish Premiership away games this season, losing 1-0 to Livingston on Sunday at the Tony Macaroni Stadium.
They were without numerous key players, including the likes of Callum McGregor, Kyogo Furuhashi, James Forrest and plenty more.
Halliday discussed the future of Celtic’s under-pressure Aussie manager – who largely has the support of Celtic fans. But the microscope is out.
“He’s going to get time of course he is, he’s just in the door,” Halliday said. “But you still need to put a run of results together if you’re the Old Firm.
“Because you can win it. Results is definitely the main factor. I have seen an improvement at Celtic this season, in terms of personnel and style of play.”
Halliday on Postecoglou: Next week crucial for Celtic gaffer
Starting Thursday, Celtic play in three separate tournaments. They face Raith in the League Cup, Dundee United at home and then Leverkusen.
All three games are at home, and Postecoglou will have players beginning to return from injury. The Hoops will be expected to win the first two.
Anything less than two wins against Raith and Dundee United – and Postecoglou will start to come under serious pressure. His style has fans.
But while a good style and attractive football gives you time in charge, patience always runs out if results are poor. Things need to change, soon.
Two wins against Raith and Dundee United, and then a solid performance and a result against Leverkusen will relieve some pressure.