The pressure is mounting on Ange Postecoglou as the public face of a badly failing Celtic side.
A home draw against Dundee United means that it is 11 points dropped from seven SPFL matches with the early season excitement over Ange-ball as good as extinguished before Kevin Clancy blew the final whistle on today’s 1-1 draw,
A lengthening injury list provides some mitigating circumstances but there was no plastic pitch today with Dundee United worthy of their point even if Celtic can point to three efforts off the woodwork.
Whether he likes it or not Postecoglou is the public face of Celtic, he opted to take up an offer from a board of directors who seem more interested in producing profit from a transfer window than putting a team on the park capable of winning football matches.
After a long courtship with Eddie Howe that proved to be fruitless Celtic turned to Asia and a man that hadn’t been near European football for a decade.
Rather than back Postecoglou up he was sent into Champions League qualifiers with the addition of a teenage winger from Israel.
Liel Abada scored today and has looked good value but after years of neglect Postecoglou is holding the baby and responsible for results on a weekly basis.
The CEO that recruited him has retired, the one that he worked with through the transfer window has stepped down leaving Postecoglou with a Chairman that thinks finishing second in a two horse race is one of the highlights of the year.
Howe didn’t want his reputation tarnished by going to Celtic, now Postecoglou has the task of sorting out a multitude of failings with a squad ruddled by injury and looking for some magic from players that have still to find their feet let alone deliver success.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 26, 2021
This is the CV of the current Celtic manager. Pub Team FC. Turning us in to one as well now… pic.twitter.com/7u9ZBuOuFU
— Neilly (@munkibhoy) September 26, 2021
Lucky to even get a point today because Utd should’ve had a pen in the first half.
— Papalstacoglou ?? (@KierHar) September 26, 2021
can anyone give me a reason why we shouldn’t sack ange now ?
— m (@mfootball2220) September 26, 2021
SACK THE BOARD
— paul colfer (@hovecelt) September 26, 2021
Get rid of Ange, Ajeti, Starfelt, Soro and McCarthy. Keep Jota at all costs. Cheers guys.
— Celtic (@Celticfan677) September 26, 2021
Big ange out of his depth big time nothing against him but no has no plan b just not got enough yes injuries don’t help things but we should still be winning these matches with the team we have league over already fs on 7 games in
— Bumper (@Bumper98158533) September 26, 2021
Ange will be gone before Xmas. Will keep saying this, he is not Celtic pedigree, the club is to big for him. Simply not good enough 6th in the league at this stage of the season.
— Stephen McGibbon (@StephenMcGibbo1) September 26, 2021
What is going on behind the scenes. Why did the chief exec leave after only a few weeks? Does the manager want out now too? Absolute shambles. The board need to give us answers.
— Declan Tim (@tim_declan) September 26, 2021
Absolutely shambolic. Hitting the bar 3 times is bad luck, but being stuck with Ajeti and Ralston in 2021 is a crime. Embarrassing from the board. League season already over before October…. All the optimism from a few weeks gone already
— Ryan Jackson (@JackoR21) September 26, 2021