McAvennie cites O'Neill and Rodgers amid concerns over Postecoglou's Celtic deal
Frank McAvennie has no concerns over the decision to hand new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou a 12-month rolling contract.
The Hoops icon, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists this is standard practice for the Parkhead club.
Celtic confirmed they had appointed Postecoglou as manager last week (Thursday, 10th June).
Celtic Football Club is delighted to announce that it has appointed Ange Postecoglou to the position of Football Manager.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) June 10, 2021
He replaces Neil Lennon, who left the club at the end of February.
In Celtic’s statement, it was confirmed Postecoglou has signed a 12-month rolling contract.
It has been suggested this could show a lack of faith from the Hoops board.
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However, McAvennie claims it makes sense for both parties and insisted previous Celtic bosses signed the same terms.
“All the managers get that,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I wouldn’t look too much into that. Martin O’Neill had it, Brendan Rodgers had it, Lennon had it.
“It’s an easy opt-out for Celtic but it works both ways. It works for the manager if he wants to get out.
“It’s a recent thing. I’m sure Lenny and Brendan were on that so it’s nothing new. There’s all these comments about it, I don’t get that.
“It doesn’t change anything for Ange, he knows he isn’t going to get loads of time.
“He has to get going and help to push the club in the right direction.”
Celtic will travel to Tynecastle on the first day of next season’s Scottish Premiership campaign.
However, the Hoops face Champions League qualifiers in mid-July, leaving Postecoglou with just weeks to revamp his squad.