Postecoglou wins Scottish Football Writers’ Association award
Ange Postecoglou’s outstanding first season with pending champions Celtic continues to bring him accolades, with the former Socceroos manager winning the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Coach of the Year award.
Postecoglou’s latest gong comes a week after he was named PFA Scotland Manager of the Year.
With two rounds of the season remaining, Celtic – who finished last season 25 points behind Rangers – are six points clear at the top of the table and have a record 20 goals better for and against than the Rangers, second.
Official confirmation of the title could come as early as Thursday morning (AEDT) when Celtic travel to Tannadice to meet Dundee United and Rangers host Ross County.
“We’ve had some good weekends, we’ve been pretty consistent for a while and the players have been exceptional in their commitment to playing our football,” said Postecoglou, who also guided the Hoops to Cup glory. of the Scottish League in December.
“Everyone is committed to something and we’ve had a few bumps in the road, but all the staff and players have risen to every challenge and stayed true to the beliefs we have at the football club we want to be. .
“You have to have confidence in what you’re about to do, but it’s not just about believing in something, you have to work hard for it and we’ve worked awfully hard.”
Postecoglou, who took charge of the Hoops in June 2021, said he was “very proud” and “humbled” to receive his latest award.
“There have been a number of outstanding performances from the managers this year and I am really delighted to receive that, but I also recognize that I have had tremendous support from everyone at the football club and that the players have been exceptional,” he said.
Postecoglou has also warned his rivals to expect further improvement from Celtic next season.
“We have to be better next year regardless of what happened this year,” he said.
“The way I want teams to play and the training process takes some time for people to get on with it and hopefully next year we’ll be a stronger team, and I can’t wait to see what it will bring.”