Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou led the team to the Scottish Premiership title and the League Cup after the club looked in turmoil last season. His first three matches in charge were not ideal as they fell to Hearts on the opening day of the season as well as a Champions League exit. At the time, the Australian insisted that he would not waiver his philosophy of attacking football.

“I’ve had a lot of success but this is definitely the hardest challenge and the hardest year I’ve ever had. I did an interview after the game and I couldn’t put into words exactly what was the strongest emotion. I think looking back now and the way we finished off in the last game, I think there was a part of me that said, ‘no, I don’t want this to be the full stop’,” Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou said. “This season was about building the first foundation of a team that I hope will be competing and be successful in the Premiership for the next few years.”

“My role is to make us better next year, we need to be better. It’s the same in the Champions League, our role is to get there and make an impact. It’s not just about making an impact next year, it’s about building a team that will continually make an impact and that takes time,” he added. “We’ve had a process, we’ve had success in the transfer market without a massive spend. That’s the club we are and that’s the area I want us to continue to grow in and that’s what we’ll do. By the time that first game came around, we had already been knocked out of the Champions League and people could see the kind of line-ups we were putting out were just kind of put together.”

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