Celtic are likely to have entered discussions over extending the contract of manager Ange Postecoglou, according to journalist Mark Guidi.
The Australian signed a one-year rolling contract when he first arrived at Parkhead last summer, but Guidi claims that the Hoops will be looking to secure their manager to a long-term deal as soon as possible:
“I’m sure that Celtic will be sitting down with his representatives and in the near future, if that hasn’t taken place already. I think they’ll want to be ahead of the game. Those initial talks should have taken place already. If we go back to the way they dealt with Brendan Rodgers after year one, they very quickly got him one bumper contract which gave him a big wage rise but also protected Celtic in terms of his transfer value, which eventually got them 7-8 million when went to Leicester.”
“So it works both ways. They might offer a three or four-year contract rather than a one-year rolling. So I don’t see him doing anything other than what he’s doing for the next 15 months or so. After that? You never know. I think it would send out a great message at some point at the end of the season.”
It would be a fitting reward for Postecoglou, considering the outstanding work he has done during his first season with the Scottish club.
The 56-year-old has done a remarkable job in rebuilding the squad, and you can’t overestimate how difficult it must have been to change personnel and get the team on the cusp of winning the title in the same season.
Having already won the League Cup, there is even the potential of winning a treble under Postecoglou this campaign, if they can first negotiate their Scottish Cup semi-final clash against Rangers this afternoon. Regardless of what happens in the closing weeks of the season, it has been an excellent first campaign in Scotland for the Australian.