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Jeremie Frimpong makes Ange Postecoglou prediction at Celtic, ahead of Thursday

Jeremie Frimpong will face Celtic on Thursday and the right-back has told The Record he expects Ange Postecoglou to bring success back to Parkhead.

Frimpong, 20, joined Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £11million (Record) in the most-recent January window. Neil Lennon chose to sell Frimpong.

Since then, Frimpong has been excellent. Clocking up 13 outings during the second half of last season, he has hit the groung running in 21-22.

Frimpong has played eight times for Leverkusen this season, already laying on four assists. He will be looking to add to that at Parkhead on Thursday.

Leverkusen and Celtic do battle in Glasgow, and Frimpong has responded when asked about his old club’s new manager Ange Postecoglou.

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“There is a new coach now and I am sure that winning trophies will return to Celtic,” Frimpong said. “Celtic fans became so used to winning trophies .

“Now that it has not happened for a season it is unusual for the fans. They are a big club and I am sure those days are not far away.”

Frimpong on Postecoglou: Celtic miles behind Rangers

But Postecoglou needs time. While Celtic cannot afford to be in a transition period, they are having to be patient and get things right.

Yes, it is affecting results on the pitch but when things click into place – Postecoglou is confident that it will take Celtic back to the top.

Will that happen this season? After seven league games, they have just 10 points and sit in sixth place – already six behind league leaders Rangers.

While Postecoglou deserves time and most of the poor performances are attributed to what is going on upstairs – he needs results quickly.

Yes, a transition is good in the long-term but for a club like Celtic, they also need short-term results. Especially, with Postecoglou out of contract in 2022.

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