Paul Robinson has revealed he had to “Google” expected new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou but admitted his record demands respect.

However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one said “it is worrying” that the 55-year-old has not managed in Europe before given the size of the job in hand at Parkhead.

This site revealed on Wednesday that the Hoops have been finalising compensation with Postecoglou’s current club Yokohama F. Marinos and hope to announce his appointment later this week.

It comes after talks with their top target Eddie Howe broke down last week.

A statement explained that the two parties could not come to an agreement “for reasons outside both his and Celtic’s control”.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Postecoglou moving to Celtic, Robinson said: “His record speaks for itself.

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“He has has done amazingly well wherever he has been.

“It is always a big risk when you take a manager who is a relatively unknown quantity to European football but sometimes risks pay off.

“When I heard his name come up I had to Google him because I had no idea who he was. His credentials do stack up though.

“It is worrying that he has not managed in Europe before especially before going into a club like Celtic because there is such a big job to do there this year.


“They need a full rebuild, from the team on the pitch to the club’s relationship with the fans.

“I do not think people outside of Scotland appreciate how big a clubs Celtic and Rangers are. There is such much importance attached to these two clubs.”  

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