Mills verdict on Celtic sacking Postecoglou amid Guardiola verdict on horror run
Danny Mills has insisted Celtic cannot panic despite Ange Postecoglou overseeing the club’s worst start in the Scottish Premiership for over 20 years.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender pointed to the example of Pep Guardiola at Man City to show a bad start does not mean your season is over.
Postecoglou has managed three wins and three defeats from the opening six league games of the campaign.
That is the worst start for Celtic since Dr Jozef Venglos posted an identical record in the 1998-99 season.
Last season Man City were 13th in the Premier League after five matches – Guardiola’s lowest ever position in his managerial career at that stage of the season.
“It isn’t a great start,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“But didn’t Pep have one of his worst starts last year? I think he had his worst start to a Premier League season or it might have been his worst start at any football club.
“I think he did alright in the end, he didn’t do too bad!
“The board will be realistic at Celtic. They will be looking at it and going ‘Yes, it’s not great but where are we at and what is our long-term plan?’ They are a part of the problem so they can’t suddenly expect everything to be right.
“As long as they see progress, as long as they see starting to move in the right direction, even if that’s slowly, they’re going to have to suck it and see for a little bit.
“Losing key players is always a big loss. To then change the manager would be very difficult. They’re just going to have to stick with it.”