Agbonlahor verdict on potentially Celtic sacking Postecoglou after update via BBC
Celtic should keep faith in Ange Postecoglou despite his difficult start to life in the Scottish Premiership, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England forward insisted Celtic need to afford their new manager time given their turbulent summer and current injury woes.
The Hoops lost key players like Kristoffer Ajer, Odsonne Edouard, Scott Brown and Ryan Christie during the summer transfer window.
Edouard’s replacement Kyogo Furuhashi has been missing since the end of August after picking up an injury while on Japan duty.
Without the diminutive forward, Postecoglou’s side have won just once in the league.
As quoted by BBC Sport today (September 29) the Celtic boss dismissed the “narrative” that his side were “struggling”.
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Asked whether the 56-year-old’s job should be under pressure at Parkhead, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I don’t think so.
“Rangers have dropped points as well. It was always going to be tough this season for Celtic. They didn’t have much money to spend, they lost Odsonne Edouard and Scott Brown.
“They’ll give him some time. As long as he doesn’t start losing week in, week out. They’ll give him some time, definitely.
“They’ve got players out with injuries as well, like Kyogo Furuhashi.”
Celtic currently sit sixth in the Scottish Premiership table, six points behind Rangers who are top.
Last season, the Gers ran away with a historic 55th title and finished 25 points above their Glasgow rivals.