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Announcement could take several weeks- behind the headline in Sky Sports Postecoglou compensation fee

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Despite the upbeat headline of Celtic agree compensation fee for Yokohama F. Marinos boss the report from admits that announcing the appointment could take several weeks.

Eight days after it was announced that they were in advanced talks to appoint as manager time is running out for the Australian to be on the ground at on June 17 when training resumes.

Deals have to be cut with Postecoglou and his club who have fixtures on June 6, 9 and 13. Celtic also have to apply for a Work Permit and an exemption to the need for a UEFA Pro Licence.

Late on Friday night ran with the headline of compensation being agreed with his club but underneath the details was much less clear.

Addressing the Licence issue, admit:

But formally announcing him as their new boss could be delayed, as the process can take several weeks.

Strangely, they later add:

Personal terms between Celtic and Postecoglou are said to be progressing well and the club are in negotiations with Yokohama over a compensation fee.

Should be offered the Celtic job?

Yes, we have to trust the club, they know their job

Yes, we have to trust the club, they know their job

No, the club has lost the plot, demonstrated by this and Lennon

No, the club has lost the plot, demonstrated by this and Lennon

With a 10 day quarantine period needed in Scotland for visitors from Japan it appears highly unlikely that Postecoglou will be making his mark on Day One of training with the opening Champions League qualifier being played on July 20/21 and 27/28.

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