Former Australia captain sends Celtic's Postecoglou warning after 'disgraceful' comment about 55-year-old
The new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has been sent a warning from fellow countryman Paul Wade.
The Greek-born Australian was appointed as the club’s head coach, taking over from Neil Lennon who resigned in February.
However, his appointment has been met with mass disapproval with one fan calling Five Live radio, asking ‘Who is this Ange Post-e-cog-lou?’
The coach 55-year-old joined the Glasgow giants from Yokohama F Marinos in Japan, one of just two jobs outside his homeland. His role in Celtic is his first job inside mainland Europe, hence the scepticism.
He received back from former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan, calling on people to talk to those who have witnessed the coach in action.
Speaking on a podcast, as per Daily Record, Wade claimed that the figure needs to be strong.
Wade said: “I was listening to someone from Radio Five Live in Britain…he’s laughing and saying ‘Who is this Ange Post-e-cog-lou?’
“What an absolute disgrace. It’s because of people like him that’s going to make the job very difficult for Ange. If he can just remain confident that the players can actually deliver than he will do very well.
“He’s got to be strong enough to say you know what, I’m a coach and I’m just trying to win football matches. If he can keep thinking that, he’ll be able to deal with the pressure.”
TBR View: Postecoglou under pressure like Pedro Caixinha after Wade comments
The Celtic and Rangers jobs can be unforgiving, whether you’re associated with the clubs or not.
Just ask Pedro Caixinha and Neil Lennon.
Caixinha lasted seven months before he was sacked following the club’s poor start to the season. Meanwhile, Lennon returned for a second spell in charge of the Bhoys. He won the treble, but, never retained the support of the Celtic Park outfit.
Starting off well will be imperative for Postecoglou especially because he already proves an unpopular person.
The only place he can maintain the support of the Celtic faithful will be by challenging Rangers for the title.
It will be a tough ask after Steven Gerrard’s side ran away with the league last campaign.
Postecoglou is under enormous pressure amid the warning from Wade. He’ll need to start of his career in Scotland proving he was the right man for the job.
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