Alan Hutton has labelled Ange Postecoglou’s appointment as the new Celtic boss as a “gamble and a “risk”.
The former Rangers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has shared what he’s heard from Postecoglou’s former players.
On Thursday (3rd June), Football Insider revealed Celtic are free to appoint Postecoglou as their new manager after agreeing compensation with his club Yokohama F. Marinos.
The Hoops made the Greek-born Australian their top choice after lengthy negotiations with Eddie Howe broke down.
It has now been over 100 days since Neil Lennon stepped down as manager at the end of February.
Postecoglou, 55, has only managed in Europe once during his career.
He was the manager of Greek side Panachaiki for 10 months in 2008 before being sacked and moving back to Australia.
Hutton has done some research on the former Austalia boss and sees plenty of issues with his potential appointment.
“I’ve read quite a lot about him,” Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“I’ve heard from his players and those who have worked with him before and they say he likes to move the ball forward. An attacking brand of football, and that’s how he’ll plat at Celtic.
“But he’s an unknown. A lot of Celtic fans don’t know him. It’s a risk bringing him in.
“He’s not even got the proper qualifications, so that will hold everything up. It’s not ideal and it’s definitely a gamble.
“It’s a huge job in a league he’s never worked in before. He has to rebuild the club and trust the people higher up than him.
“It’s a left-field one for me and I’m sure Celtic fans will feel the same. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it doesn’t. Time will tell.”