Today the internet is full of the big guy, the boss, Big Ange, and his interview with the Australian media where, according to the headlines, he assured us all that there was nothing to worry about in terms of his links with England.
Who was worried though? Certainly not those of us who have listened carefully to what this man has been saying since the day and hour he walked through the doors of Celtic Park.
We are the club he was waiting for; a massive club, playing at a level where his talents would be recognised and he would have the responsibility for winning things.
He’s said this repeatedly.
He’s said it to the media, to the fan media, he’s said it before games and after games and during pre-season. How many more times does the guy need to say it before people stop worrying that he’s going to do a Brendan midnight flit?
As I’ve already pointed out, if Celtic were in the least bit concerned, they would rush through a big offer of a five year deal with a massive buyout clause in it. They would tie the man up so that any club which made an approach would need to bleed red ink.
But Celtic has not done that. Celtic has not seriously moved in any way in that direction.
They clearly have no concerns inside the club, so why should we worry?
If you believe that Ange is an honourable man, then there’s nothing to concern ourselves with.
If we believe that he’s a man of his word there’s nothing to concern ourselves with. If we believe that this board is, at the moment, even partially competent there is nothing to concern ourselves with.
This club is in a damned good place right now, and this guy is very happy here.
This is everything he’s ever wanted in his career, and when the man is talking – as he did this week – about planning the next two, three, four transfer windows … that’s a man who is only moving forward with Celtic, and with no interest in anything happening elsewhere.