Despite an awful lot of ,er, theories, regarding who-or even what-will be the next Celtic manager, there have, as far as I can ascertain, been no announcements to the stock exchange this morning.
And our man at a Japanese airport monitoring comings and goings says he hasn’t noticed anyone in particular getting on a flight to Glasgow. Then again, he did fall asleep after an hour or so.
That means more speculation will no doubt fill social and mainstream media throughout the day.
Anyone else get the feeling now that it doesn’t matter who gets the job as long as someone does ?
Or is it true that Celtic have linked up with one of thoise video games manufacturers to launch Celtic Manager 2021, free to season book holders , which allows fans to become virtual managers, taking on the role vacated by Neil Lennon and assuming total control of the playing side of the club ?
Anyone who proves particularly useless will be offered a three year deal in the hotseat.
It’s starting to look as though we did dodge a bullet with Eddie Howe, who told Keith Jackson he was a little worried about coming into an environment as hostile as Glasgow, instead it looks like he’ll end up in the crime free zone of Liverpool, with Everton apparently his destination.
Who’d have thought it ?
The job of Celtic manager is now not as attractive as it maybe was years ago.
The money isn’t as good as was available elsewhere, which also makes recruiting players difficult, and the weather is truly awful.
The pressure doesn;t correlate with the rewards for someone who isn’t Celtic minded to start with, and so someone who needs to prove something to himself and others is probably the best we can hope for.
Although one pish stained drunk did say that Roy Keane was about to be appointed, days before it was mentioned in the media, which would mean that Ange is merely a distraction to make us all a little less angry when the fiery Irishman strolls into town.
There’s already pages and pages of the why’s and the whatnots surrounding the appointment of the Australian coach, so I won’t bother with any more of that, suffice to say that if he’s willing to move halfway across the world then he certainly won’t arrive here with a half arsed attitude to the job, and thats probably better than someone with half an eye on his next one….
However, there’s no pleasing some people, as you will see when you listen to the latest podcast …….that’s if you didn’t hear Hectors tones across the night sky as we were recording…..
However, the arguments put forward in the podcast were all thought provoking, and could all be described as right, not something you often get in a debate, so to balance that out, here’s that idiot charlie nicholas….writing in the Daily Express, presumably in the hope no one will read it…
“The impending appointment of Ange Postecoglou is hardly a statement of intent from Celtic.
“There’s nothing wrong with having a plan B – but this is not plan B. This is desperation.
“I will give Postecoglou a chance because I’m a supporter but is the former Australia boss really the height of the club’s ambitions?
“It has nothing to do with his lack of knowledge of the Scottish game or me looking down on football in the southern hemisphere.
“If this is the man Celtic are bringing in then their fans simply have to accept it.
Note the change from ” I’m a supporter ” to “their fans ”
“This is where the club is at.
“It is mind-blowing how far behind the eight ball Celtic seem to be.
It’s mind blowing how far away from poignant phraseology nicholas seems to be, although to be fair to blow his mind would not require an enormous amount of explosive material.
“I have said in this column on more than one occasion that they should have approached Xavi or Xabi Alonso. They would have been better, more productive candidates than Eddie Howe.
I think he means Ange…..
And surprisingly, this guy means Ange as well….
“Their coach is outstanding,”
“I’ve had a couple of chats with him, and to see his team play, he’s very similar to myself and he believes the game should be played in a certain way.
“You can see the team is very well coached, so we knew it was going to be a tough game for us.”
Brendan Rodgers in 2013…. on Ange .
So you see, it’s unlikely that the Australian is a panic move, or “desperation “.
I’ve a feeling we’ve known all about him for a while.
Then again, maybe we should have just asked another website to sort it all out ….
Let’s have a caption competition to take our minds off all this nonsense…..