Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is looking forward to a relaxed January transfer window after a chaotic summer one amid the rebuild at Celtic. The manager revealed he is looking at adding players with a strong mentality in January. Celtic won three games in a row for the first time since August after a 2-0 win over Ferencvaros in the Europa League. They find themselves in fourth place on the domestic league table before they face St Johnstone on the weekend. Daizen Maeda who played under him at Yokohoma F Marinos has been linked with a January move to the Scottish club.

“We are looking to strengthen the squad in January and we will,” Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou said. “We have started that process but the difference is we are in no rush. Whatever business we do in January, it won’t be as chaotic as it was in the last window. But a hugely important part of bringing players here is understanding their mentality and whether they can cope. I was confident with someone like Kyogo. I knew him really well from Japanese football. I knew his background and I asked enough people about him as a personality, to know he would cope well.”

“That is part of the process, particularly when you are talking about bringing in people in January when they are going to have to hit the ground running,” he added. “There is no doubt the Japanese league is one I know well, I have an advantage there. Obviously, I know Daizen well, I was the one who brought him to Yokohama F Marinos but I can definitely confirm we are not in advance talks with anyone to sign anyone at the moment.”

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