McAvennie makes Ant & Dec prank claim after Celtic talks with Postecoglou hit new hurdle

Frank McAvennie has compared Ange Postecoglou’s potential appointment as Celtic boss to an Ant and Dec prank. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Hoops icon referenced another stumbling block in Celtic’s efforts to appoint a new boss.

On 3rd June, Football Insider revealed Celtic are free to appoint Postecoglou after agreeing a compensation package with his current club Yokohama F. Marinos.

However, quoted in the Scottish Sun on 2 June, a UEFA spokesperson claimed that Postecoglou does not hold the crucial Uefa Pro Licence.

The same spokesman said that a “recognition of competence procedure” has been initiated in lieu of the licence, though this could apparently take several weeks.

The 55-year-old will be unable to manage in Europe without this licence as McAvennie has been left to wonder what could happen next in Celtic’s prolonged hunt for a new boss.

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“Social media is going mad,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“You know that Ant and Dec thing? When they are behind the screens and trying to get celebrities to say and do embarrassing things? 

“It’s like, ‘now tell them you don’t have the right license’. It’s unbelievable. You have to just soak it up and take it as it comes. 

“He’s not even signed anything yet. They are in talks, this is some long talk isn’t it? 

“He must be getting tired after talking all week.”

Postecoglou has spent the bulk of his career in Australia, managing various A-League sides and the national team.

His only experience in Europe was as boss of Greek outfit Panachaiki in 2008.

In other news, pundit backs Celtic to seal multiple “left-field signings” amid Postecoglou reveal.