Micky Beale has doubled down on his claim that Ange Postecoglou is a lucky manager- adding that it wasn’t a slight on the Celtic boss.
In any context lucky applies fortune, usually undeserved but Beale has his own context to add and justify his claim.
Normally managers resist discussing their counterparts, it is a very precarious job with enough critics on the outside without turning on ‘one of your own’.
Passing on some bland compliments is usually the standard line in public among managers even if they may hold strong opinions in private.
Beale appears to be revelling in the media attention, over the last week he has given before and after interviews for the matches against Aberdeen and Kilmarnock and also previewed tonight’s match at St Johnstone.
BBC Scotland were involved in an Ibrox media stand off for seven years but given a sit down interview with the current manager it seems that both sides were keen to discuss Celtic and Postecoglou.
Listening in to an exclusive interview discussing Postecoglou given to Radio Scotland, Football Scotland reports the Ibrox boss saying:
He’s a very good coach. I’ve known of him for a long time. Firstly he’s a very good man on a personal level as well. He’s done a fantastic job but in this country there are two coaches who are more lucky than the others. I’m one of them but certainly he is as well.
The spending power they have had is big. In the last 12 months they’ve probably spent more than Steven Gerrard did in three and a half years so I think that is a fact. It’s not a slight on the work he has done because you can spend money and get it wrong.
He’s not done that. Nothing motivated it other than we are going into a transfer window and you’re being asked every day about how much money your club will spend. Well clearly, not as much as our rivals who have shown in every window since I’ve been in Scotland that they spend the most in the country.
It wasn’t a slight on Ange. He’s a good coach and comes across as a fantastic guy. I like the way his team plays and it’s important we build a team to compete and go past him.
In Beale’s last Scottish Cup tie as assistant to Steven Gerrard his side lost to St Johnstone, tonight the two teams face each other again with another clash between the sides next Saturday.
Postecoglou’s spending has largely been funded by selling Odsonne Edouard and Kris Ajer, a situation that Giovanni van Bronckhorst enjoyed in the summer after selling Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo.
While Postecoglou brought in cut price signings like Matt O’Riley, Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Aaron Mooy, Beale has inherited a squad that spent £10m on Ben Davies, Rabbi Matondo and Ridvan Yilmav with virtually no return to date.
Bob (original) says:
January 21, 2023 at 4:26 pm
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January 21, 2023 at 4:36 pm
Robert McLaughlin says:
January 21, 2023 at 6:10 pm
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If it makes the rookie manager happy:
yes, CFC is going to buy every trophy golng and maybe get 10IAR?!
However, our club is funding its financial advantage in an honest, sustainable manner.
No ineligible players, no dodgy contracts, no admin. and no liquidation.
Is Beale daft enough to try mindgames with other managers?
Suppose it’s all he has left at Ibrox… as it’s free? 🙂
Hard to play mind games when you have no mind…the dumb cockney fud. Come on the Perth Saints!
They’re trying to create some bullish*t narrative that he’s winding Ange up
I want Ange to just ignore this pest
What else do you expect from New ‘club ‘
It boils down to one thing, he’d rather be our assistant manager than the manager of the tramps. Who can blame him?
This man beale has a agenda always an excuse before it happens or disentangle but always has a fire exit case the building burning we know he won’t make a penny from any transfers I don’t think there’s a man in his squad he can sell for to get transfer money the 8are either free agents or on loan to rangers so where’s the money coming from more loans against Celtic_fc_1888 they did play well or celtic let them but the last 20 minutes mooy mgregor abda stared taking control at the end celtic should have won the game last 90mins not 75 that was there chance and they did not take it I was for a celtic supporter disappointed in celtic but it was just after world cup and players adjusting league games I just don’t know why forrest gets pick maybe it’s his experience cause Johnston first game he never turns up at ibrox and he was no help to O riley as soon as subs were made abda mooy celtic steadied abd looked the likely winners Taylor injury hurt to
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