Another Manager Of The Month Award For Ange, As Celtic Tightens Its Grip.

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The boss has won yet another manager of the month award, and he thoroughly deserved it.

He is now the overwhelming favourite to be the manager of the year.

His players are leading the race for the annual awards.

Some in the press corps might want to nominate their own favourite Ibrox players, but we have a grip on this and we’re tightening it.

Ange has done amazing things. Our club has reaped the benefit of that up until now, but he is now getting the honours that he deserves on a personal level.

The annual awards are almost certainly going to go his way barring some mad media campaign to deprive him of them.

He has earned it all. He has been a revelation here in Scotland.

His players, too, deserve all the plaudits that are coming their way.

It looks to me as if Jota or Abada will be the front-runner for player of the year although there’s one other player I think I have to mention and I’ll get to him in a moment.

Kyogo would almost certainly have won the award had he stayed fit.

That has allowed openings for other contenders, but I would not imagine there are any credible candidates who aren’t wearing Celtic colours. The press will push Morelos and Aribo, but I think they are pissing in the wind.

All of these awards are Celtic’s to lose.

The guy I once had in mind as the dark horse candidate no longer looks that way, of course.

When I mentioned him, briefly, as a possible contender some months ago he was looking solid but not spectacular. Well, solid starts to become a bit special when he plays with such consistency and quality over an extended period of time.

Cameron Carter Vickers is going to be in the running, no doubt about it.

I know these things mean little to the manager, and I know the players themselves would far rather have league winners medals than baubles from the “sports writers” or even their fellow pros, but this side could, and should, win it all.

And this is only the start of it, of course.

Our Japanese signings won’t really be firing on all cylinders until next season and the manager’s vision will only then really start to generate the effects that he wants from it.

The best, in short, is yet to come.

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