Charlie Nicholas has warned Ange Postecoglou that Celtic fans could turn on him if the hoops lose at Aberdeen on Sunday.
There were more than a few grumblings of discontent after te home draw with Dundee United which followed on the back of losing at Livingston a week earlier.
After the United match Postecoglou commented on it being a weird league that some are calling after seven matches and Celtic trailing in sixth place with more points lost than won.
Being a complete outsider to the Scottish game can have advantages but Celtic’s new boss doesn’t appear to have fully grasped the level of expectation that comes with a transfer window spend that surpasses every other team in the league combined.
Picking up on his column in the Daily Express, the Daily Record reports Nicholas saying:
I am not saying Ange is being exposed but he is not making the best of things. Celtic are in meltdown just now. I know Ange is going to fight and scrap against anything but he is standing there without even his own No. 2 beside him.
He has no protection or help. The manager is not under pressure over his job. I know it is a results business and his team is not playing well. The responsibility for things on the pitch should lie at the manager’s door.
This manager is on the edge. Thursday against Bayer Leverkusen is not going to help him and if they were to lose in Aberdeen then I think a lot of the fans would turn.
As well as not bringing in any coaching staff it seems that Postecoglou had to deal with a lot of issues through the transfer window with Celtic not having a recognisable recruitment structure.
Nick Hammond and Peter Lawwell left in March and June with that duo largely responsible for transfer business in previous windows. Head of Football Operations Hammond hasn’t been replaced with Dom McKay lasting just 72 days following his move from the Scottish Rugby Union.