As Ange Postecoglou takes some time away from the cameras during the international break, he will invest that into spending more hours on the training pitch with the players not on international duty to work on his style of football.
‘Angeball’ has made rare glimpses this season and a style like that takes time to bed into a squad and it is time, former Celtic striker John Hartson, thinks that may be going against the Hoops gaffer.
Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Hartson was making noises about the board coming out publicly and making a statement about backing their manager.
And I can kind of see where he is going with it because already this week we have had two very weak pieces from the media claiming his job may be under threat, but would a dreaded vote of confidence this early in the season send out the correct message.
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Hartson thinks so but he also sent a warning about forces behind the scenes that may not be willing to wait for the football philosophy Ange is trying to implement to come to fruition.
During a conversation with Rob McLean, Hartson said, “Do they [the Celtic board] all see his plan? Do they all see his philosophy?
Do they all see what he’s trying to do?
“He’s trying to play a certain way but he’s not getting the results that way.”
McLean tried to clarify what Hartson meant when he asked, “So do you think there are people behind the scenes who are looking at his football philosophy and saying, ‘Yeah, maybe this is not a winning philosophy?‘
And Hartson replied, “Absolutely and I think he could come under pressure if he didn’t continue, not from me, not from the majority of the supporters but I think as a club.
“You look at what happened to Tony Mowbray you look a what happened to Ronnie Deila.
“Although for me, Ange has come in and he’s been able to have a transfer window.
“And that’s why I think that is very important for me to let the whole fans know that we’re behind him and I think it’s important for him.”
I’m not so sure a public statement from the club would work.
In fact, I think it would have the opposite effect especially as behind the scenes there seems to be chaos at Paradise.
Who are they to preach to anyone about confidence when not a single Celtic fan has confidence in them?