McAvennie: Celtic risk another manager 'farce' after Postecoglou update

Frank McAvennie insists Ange Postecoglou must be given time to build his own Celtic team. 

The Hoops icon, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims the club needs a period of stability after a turbulent season.

After over 100 days without a manager, Celtic finally announced the appointment of Postecoglou on Thursday (10th June).

The former Australia boss has signed a 12-month rolling contract after securing the UEFA recognition and endorsement he needed to manage in Europe.

He will be forced to isolate upon his arrival in Scotland but will be ready to oversee Celtic’s July training camp in Wales.

McAvennie criticised the club’s handling of their manager search and labelled Postecoglou’s appointment as “outside the box”.

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“Let’s be honest, it’s been nothing short of a farce,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I’m hoping he comes in and he’s worth it. It’s an outside the box appointment. It’s a gamble. 

“I hope it pays off. A lot of pundits have been saying if he doesn’t get it right then Celtic will just move on. 

“They need to stick with their man now. It’s so important to have some stability there.

“There’s no doubting he wasn’t the first choice so there’s a bit extra for him to prove there. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing what he does now he’s in.”

Postecoglou joins from Japanese side Yokohama F. Marinos.

The Hoops had been without a permanent manager since Neil Lennon resigned on 24th February.

In other news, Celtic have been told that 31-year-old will snub their long-term offer and sign for Rangers instead.