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Ange Postecoglou’s “world experience” means Celtic could see a string of “left-field signings” arrive this summer. 

That is according to ex-Premier League goalscorer Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed the latest in Celtic’s pursuit of Postecoglou.

The Hoops agreed a compensation package with the 55-year-old’s current club Yokohoma F. Marinos on Thursday, leaving them free to appoint him as their new boss.

The Greek-born manager has held roles in Australia, Greece and now Japan as well as on the international stage.

He has won numerous honours in Australia but this will be his first challenge with a major European club.

And Phillips claims that Postecoglou’s international scouting experience could give Celtic an edge in the transfer market.

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“There could be a few left-field signings,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“It could be a really interesting summer in terms of targets if he is to come in. But it might be a different route for these players to get excited about.

“It’s gonna be interesting if they’re going to be making an announcement soon, let’s put it that way.

“It’s always valuable to have world experience to know all these players. So you might see a few Australians up in Scotland come the end of the summer.”

Celtic have been without a permanent boss for over 100 days after Neil Lennon’s resignation on 24 February.

They have since been deposed as Scottish Premiership champions and a summer of change is anticipated behind the scenes and on the pitch.

In other news, finance expert Kieran Maguire shares £22million Celtic reveal.