Celtic have finally appointed a successor to Neil Lennon after confirming Ange Postecoglou as the Parkhead club’s new manager with “immediate effect”.
After 107 days with out a permanent boss, the Greek-born Australian boss is now on his way to Glasgow to take over after leaving Japanese outfit Yokohama F. Marinos.
Celtic confirmed the news of Postecoglou’s appointment in a statement to the Stock Exchange shortly before 9am which read:
“Celtic is pleased to announce the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as the club’s first team manager with Ange commencing employment with immediate effect.
“The board of Celtic is pleased to welcome Ange to the club and looks forward to working with him in the future.”
However, a 10-day quarantine stint means Postecoglou is unlikely to be at the club’s Lennoxtown training base on June 17th when the first-team squad report back for the start of their pre-season preparations.
Celtic are also waiting to hear back from Uefa after applying for an exemption on rules requiring bosses to possess a Pro-Licence — which Postecoglou does not hold — if they wish to manage in European competition.