There is absolutely no doubt that Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has impressed the fans over the course of the last few days. Looking calm, composed and assured, the big Aussie is already winning over the doubters not only in our own supporter base, but in the media.
As many start to figure out the type of player that Postecoglou requires to create his brand of football and the right “culture” at the club, Postecoglou dropped a bold hint to the media about where he will find the players required to fit into his style of play.
As reported by The Herald, Postecoglou said, “I understand it is a big cultural challenge. It’s not just the football, it’s living here and the differences in the culture. Especially from, say, a culture like Japan which is very distinctive in their culture.
“But I understand that. So if we get players from that side of the world or South America then fine. Yokohama had five Brazilians in the team who were all very successful.
“I understand their mentality so I think that helps for sure.”
There is no question that the talent that lies in South America is an untapped source for Celtic, who never really went directly back to that market after the Rafael Scheidt debacle but it certainly seems like an untapped source that Postecoglou has vast knowledge about from his time in Japan.
The rebuild now seems to have a direction and it is certainly one that is beginning to excite me the more I read and hear the new Celtic gaffer speak.