Ange Postecoglou has bid farewell to Yokohama F Marinos after being appointed as Celtic supervisor and says he can use the expertise gained from his tenure on the Japanese membership in his new function at Parkhead.
The 55-year-old was named as Neil Lennon’s successor on Thursday on a 12-month rolling contract. The Hoops had been in talks with Eddie Howe however negotiations with the previous Bournemouth boss collapsed.
Postecoglou, who managed the Australia nationwide staff from 2013 to 2017, departs Yokohama F Marinos after having guided them to the J1 League title in 2019, the membership’s first league title in 15 years.
The previous Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory head coach is tasked with reclaiming the Scottish top-flight title subsequent time period after Rangers halted Celtic’s bid for 10-in-a-row this season.
In his last press convention at Marinos, Postecoglou mentioned he’s happy with his achievements within the J1 League and has given an perception into his administration model after agreeing to tackle a brand new problem with Celtic.
Reflecting on his time on the membership, Postecoglou mentioned: “I got here right here with a imaginative and prescient of what we wished to create and we have constructed a very good basis of a membership that’s now seen as one who has had success but additionally play soccer that’s pleasurable for everybody to look at. It has been a unbelievable three-and-a-half years.
“Clearly [I’m] delighted for the brand new alternative forward of me but additionally unhappy to be leaving some nice individuals I’ve shared the journey with however on the identical time, know I’ll at all times be linked to this soccer membership
“We created one thing particular on the soccer membership. I always communicate to them (gamers) about making a little bit of a legacy for themselves. All of us have careers that start and finish sooner or later however it’s at all times good throughout your careers if you are able to do issues which are remembered nicely past you are gone.
“It hasn’t been simple for the gamers as a result of I problem them to play a sure method which could be very totally different. Typically it exposes them and on a regular basis coaching could be very demanding however all of the gamers have wished to be taught and enhance and have been ready to take dangers, figuring out that if errors have been made I might take duty.
“I have been on this place for a really very long time. I simply assume my experiences in soccer and life have given me a sure mind-set and a sure outlook on issues.
“I’ve at all times seen that as my primary function – to make use of the expertise I’ve gained to go on the very best recommendation and counsel to these individuals round me – gamers and employees and anybody who works alongside me. I feel the one factor individuals know is that simply who I’m. I do not attempt to placed on an act or be any person else – it’s simply me as an individual. I look out for one of the best ways I can assist individuals.”