The new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou revealed that he expects significant changes to the squad prior to the start of the season. He believes signing players that suit his style will be needed to compete for the league next season. Postecoglou was named as the permanent head coach of the Scottish giants following the departure of long serving coach Neil Lennon. The former Australian head coach did not give much away about potential signings after their 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in a friendly.
“I think there will be a significant change, only because there has been a pretty big turnover in players from last year,” new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou said. “A lot [of players] have left and we need to bring in some, and whenever that happens I think that is a significant change. Also, we will probably play a little bit different to what they have played in the past, so whether it is a rebuild or just a shift in the direction it will be a significant change for sure.”
“I’m not talking to anyone, we have got multiple targets and there’s a lot of names being thrown around,” he added. “From my perspective, it’s more about making sure that we do bring in some players who can play the football that I want over the next period and the club is working awfully hard to make that happen.”
Long term club captain Scott brown departed the club this season while sought after defender Kristoffer Ajer enters the final year of his contract. The new boss was all praise for the Norwich and AC Milan target labelling him a “first-class professional and a fantastic player”.
“I am not really sure, I am not in control of that,” Postecoglou said. “All I can do is the ones that are here right now and training with us, I treat them as part of the family, and then if some leave then they do.”