Chris Sutton believes that Ange Postecoglou is picking up on three years of gross mismanagement at Celtic.
Back in the summer of 2018 the first signs of discontent could be detected despite the afterglow of a Double Treble and second season in the Champions League.
With a year left to run on Dedryck Boyata’s contract the board made no effort to bring in a replacement. When they turned down a £9m offer to take the player to Fulham and EPL wages the World Cup semi-finalist wasn’t best pleased.
Neither was Brendan Rodgers when the expected arrival of John McGinn at Lennoxtown failed to materialise.
AEK Athens provided the warning that summer, typically Peter Lawwell and friends congratulated themselves on the state of the club accounts setting in place the decline that reached Denmark in midweek.
Four successive seeded failures to reach the group stage of the Champions League- and not a peep of explanation from those in the Celtic boardroom. Dom McKay may have taken over Peter Lawwell’s office but the attitude from the CEO seems dismissively familiar. Supporters are for buying Season Ticket and merchandise while their superiors dismantle the standards and foundations that Brendan Rodgers forced onto them.
In the Daily Record, Sutton explains:
If Rodgers thought he had it bad in 2018, it’s nothing compared to Ange Postecoglou in 2021. The Aussie has been left in a horrendous position going into tonight’s Premiership opener against Hearts.
In fact, it’s miles worse than ever before. The club has learned absolutely nothing. Nothing at all. Rodgers had his very first league game at Tynecastle and the win set him up to secure seven straight trophies.
Right now, Postecoglou doesn’t even have seven players good enough within his entire squad to win a title back.
His best one Odsonne Edouard doesn’t even seem to want to be there and it says everything about where Celtic are right now that the manager has no choice but to keep playing him because he literally has no-one else. Nothing has been done about Ryan Christie’s deal.
I honestly cannot get my head around where Celtic are at the moment. It says it all that I haven’t spoken to one fan who blames Postecoglou at all for the Champions League exit. It’s all on his bosses.
There has been no comment out of Celtic from anyone senior to Ange Postecoglou since Wednesday’s defeat in Denmark.