Mills: 'Celtic might be in trouble' after key Postecoglou reveal
Celtic will be vulnerable to losing Ange Postecoglou next summer if he is an immediate success in Glasgow, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Premier League defender delivered his verdict after it was revealed the new boss is on a 12-month rolling contract.
The Hoops officially confirmed the Australian’s arrival last week (Thursday 10 June) as the terms of his appointment were announced.
He will arrive at Parkhead from Japanese club Yokohoma F. Marinos where he spent four years in charge.
“Maybe they’ve taken a little bit of a punt, he’s a little bit of an unknown,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Let’s be honest, contracts rolling 12-months, there’ll be a pay-off of six months or 12 months wages if he does leave.
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“They’ll be some kind of severance pay because there always is. A 12-month contract is neither here nor there.
“If he does well, they’re going to want to keep him. If he doesn’t, they probably won’t and they’ll have to pay a little bit.
“It doesn’t make a great difference. If he does well they’re going to want to keep him. It’s not like he can get injured and not do his job.
“Sometimes you have to back yourself and say ‘Yes, I’ll take a 12-month contract, I can do well and you’re going to want to keep me.’
“Actually, if he does do a good job then he’ll have offers and Celtic might be in trouble.
“It’s an educated gamble from both sides of getting someone in for a year. If it goes well, Celtic could lose him and if it goes badly they could remove him on the cheap rather than banging him a three-year contract.”