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Chris Sutton and Frank McAvennie post immediate reaction as Celtic appoint Ange Postecoglou

Chris Sutton and Frank McAvennie have delivered their immediate reaction to the news that Celtic have finally replaced Neil Lennon – with Ange Postecoglou. He has been handed a 12-month rolling contract at Parkhead, joining the club from Japanese side Yokohama F. Marinos.

Postecoglou, 55, has never managed in Europe, let alone at one of the world’s biggest clubs. But he did take charge of Australia for four years and 49 matches – a decent total in international management. Now, he joins Celtic.

It comes after Eddie Howe came within an inch of taking over, only for talks to break down over the ex-Bournemouth staff’s demands over his staff. Postecoglou is an unknown in European households. But delve deeper, and there is reason to be excited when it comes to the Australian gaffer.

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What have Sutton and McAvennie said, as Celtic announce Postecoglou?

His stint at Brisbane Roar saw him win the Australian Premiership – guiding his side to the longest Australian unbeaten run of 36 league games. After his stint as Socceroos manager, he then moved to Japan where he took a struggling Marinos side and guided them to the J-League 2019 title.

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Postecoglou’s arrival is up for debate. Many are concerned he does not have the calibre or reputation required, while others are excited to see if he can replicate his successes in Japan and Australia in Scotland. Both Sutton and McAvennie delivered their reactions on Twitter.

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