Harry Redknapp now? Really? Is that how desperate our media is to see Ange Postecoglou in England that they’ll put that they’ll publish his comments on the possibility of his leaving for Tottenham?
Redknapp is a fan of our boss. So what?
To read his comments today, reeking of EPL centric arrogance you’d think this was a done deal.
“No disrespect to Celtic, but when a Premier League club like Tottenham shows interest then you have to take notice,” he said, apparently not realising that, in fact, it’s a huge disrespect to our club. “I thought he’d be a front-runner then for sure … but now I see Ange is very much in the frame and that’s a shame for Celtic fans because he’s done an incredible job there.”
It’s a shame for Celtic fans?
The presumption in those comments is astounding.
Am I crazy or is Ange still the manager of our club as I write this?
I am sure that similar patronising sentiments would have been made by some in England about their pursuit of Feynoord’s boss Arne Slot; “What a shame for them, they were enjoying having him there …”
The number of managers who have turned that club down already suggests very strongly that none of them like what they are hearing on the grapevine.
The news that the club wants to appoint a DOF before the manager comes in is only adding to the sense of chaos.
Ange faced a similar intro at Celtic, but very quickly the idea of bringing in someone to oversee him was dropped. Are Spurs going to give him the control they never gave anyone else? No, and that’s the minimum that he would demand.
Redknapp’s comments are bad enough, and what you expect from someone who has spent the better part of his career in an English game which sneers at the rest of football.
That our media is so obviously gleeful about them is appalling.
We have had very few world class operators in our game, and it seems to me that the media cannot wait to see them leave … if they’re at Celtic, of course. But only at Celtic. Notice that nobody is linking The Mooch to any of these jobs … and they won’t.
Not at any point, just as Van Bronckhorst wasn’t after he reached a European final.
This stuff makes me absolutely sick.