McAvennie verdict on Ange Postecoglou quitting Celtic - 'I've got a feeling'
Frank McAvennie has claimed it will take one of the “big guns” to convince Ange Postecoglou to leave Celtic.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker said Postecoglou will “go at some point” but insisted Brighton are not a big enough club to turn his head.
On Tuesday (13 September), as quoted by the Herald, the 57-year-old said he is “paying no attention” to reports linking him with Graham Potter’s old job.
The former Australia international head coach said he is focused on being successful where he is and that any rumours are “not relevant” to him.
According to journalist Douglas Alexander, reported in the Sunday Times (11 September), the Australian is “still a strong contender” to become the new Brighton boss.
McAvennie insisted the Celts’ boss won’t be swayed by other offers.
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“I don’t think there’s a club that could turn his head,” he told Football Insider.
“The man came into Celtic without a team, without a backroom staff. He came in on his own and changed that whole system, that whole team, the club, people are smiling again and that’s big credit to one guy.
“To go to Brighton won’t be on Ange’s radar. If he goes anywhere it’ll be bigger than that. He’s proven himself all over the world now. Wherever he’s gone he’s won. He’s either going to go to the big guns in England or the big guns abroad.
“He’ll go at some point because he’s that good. It’s the same as what I say about players. If you’re playing well people are going to come in for you and show an interest, and that’s credit to the player. This is credit to the manager. He’s doing that well, people are going to come in for him. There’s nothing we can do about that but I’ve got a feeling that it’ll have to be one of the big boys.
“Brighton aren’t a patch on Celtic. The money might be better but I don’t think Ange is interested in that. It’s interesting but look at what happened to Brendan [Rodgers]. He’s in a terrible state now. All the promises that were made to him didn’t happen.“