Michael Stewart is amazed at the turnaround that Ange Postecoglou has brought to Celtic.
The Australian was an unknown quantity when he was appointed as manager in June but has quickly stamped his personality on the side with inspired signings and reviving the career of players that had virtually been written off.
Against Midtjylland Liel Abada was the only new signing available as Celtic crashed out to a side clearly inferior to tonight’s Europa League opponents, AZ Alkmaar.
It really makes you wonder where Celtic would be if Ange Postecoglou had been appointed during the last campaign. I don’t think they’d have been beaten by Midtjylland for a start.
— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) August 18, 2021
Tonight Ange was playing with a full hand. Abada was joined in attack by Kyogo Furuhashi, at the back Carl Starfelt turned in a solid second half display in front of new keeper Joe Hart.
As impressive was the performances of Tom Rogic and Tony Ralston, written off last season by Neil Lennon but revived by the coaching and belief installed by a new coach.
Celtic have three big games to go before the end of the month but they’ll leave August a far stronger side than the one that started it on the back of a defeat from Hearts at Tynecastle.