The last time we all heard of an ‘odds on’ certainty to be named the next Celtic manager, the supporters waited three months just to be told by some unknown backroom people that they didn’t want to come to the club so Eddie Howe effectively said “Gies ma baw back, ahm no playing” (say it in a Scottish accent, you’ll get it).
The Celtic fans are hoping (and praying) that the new manager will be named soon and with reports claiming the announcement will be made within the next three to five days, it looks like Ange Postecoglou will be named as the man to take over the hot seat at Paradise. Or is he?
Vital Celtic was one of, if not THE first site, to break the news that the big Greek born Australian had become the automatic favourite after the Eddie Howe deal collapsed and not to be honest, you like me, you probably thought “Who?”.
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It seems Postecoglou does have some pedigree within the game and his ambition is now to make his mark in Europe with a big European club and none come with the stature and history as Celtic Football Club.
At 1/10, Postecoglou looks certain to become the Parkhead chief until now. Former Celtic manager and Treble winning legend Martin O’Neill has stormed into the top three favourites for the Celtic job at 12/1.
O’Neill was nowhere near the top eight on Friday and it seems that online bookmaker Skybet, must have had a late flurry in the betting stakes in the last 48 hours that now makes O’Neill a contender in their eyes.
Many will think, “Yeah ok, we all know it is Postecoglou, why even bother with this?” and they, of course may be correct. But does anyone remember the last time an odds on favourite was due to be announced? Exactly. Watch this space.
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