Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou believes that he needs to win trophies despite the fact that long-term success is the main objective of the rebuild. Celtic lost the Scottish Premiership title for the first time in 10 years and failed to reach the final of either cup competition. The club made 12 signings in the summer with Postecoglou helping them to the League Cup final against Hibernian.

“You take on the role of manager of this football club and you’re not going to be given three years to win a trophy,” Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou said. “You’ve got to do that as soon as you arrive and at the same time as building. For us the challenge this year is we didn’t inherit a settled squad, it was a squad that needed rebuilding for a number of reasons. It’s not like we just went out and brought in players to complement what we had.”

“We won’t be able to have the squad I think we need, to have the quality to play consistently the high levels I want until we get into another year of football,” he added. “That’s all in the background. What we need to do is make sure we keep improving our football in the meantime and give opportunities for the guys we have to develop. It’s important, especially the way we want to play our football,” the former Australia head coach said. It’s very hard to keep energy levels that high all the time for 90 minutes.”

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