Celtic are reported to be relaxed about Ange Postecoglou not having a UEFA Proc Licence which is required by UEFA as part of their club licencing process to play in UEFA’s competitions.
The licence process is run by member associations but can be subject to audit.
Celtic switched their attention to Postecoglou when Eddie Howe ended his interest in the vacancy they’ve had since Neil Lennon resigned in February.
The Sun reports:
A report raised questions over ex-Australia boss Postecoglou having the necessary Uefa qualifications — especially the Pro-licence — to manage in one of Europe’s top-flight leagues.
The governing body expects managers to possess their A and B coaching licences, while at the very least being able to demonstrate a commitment to gaining their ultimate badge.
But it’s understood Parkhead chiefs are entirely relaxed over the qualification situation of the experienced Greek-born Australian, who has previously bossed the Aussie national side, Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar and South Melbourne.
Celtic’s rapid move for him came after the embarrassment of No?1 choice Eddie Howe knocking them back last week.
The coaching licence is one of several issues that Celtic have to overcome before they can parade Posecoglou as their new manager.
Compensation will need to be agreed with his club Yokohama Marinos before he can apply for a work permit with a 10 day period of quarantine required before he can take up his job.
The lack of a UEFA Pro Licence suggests that managing in Europe hasn’t been a burning ambition for the 55-year-old but he could soon be put in charge of Celtic and trusted with a massive rebuilding campaign.