Ange Postecoglou has quite rightly been catching the eye of many clubs down south recently. The Premier League has seen a turnover of a whopping 14 managers this season. It is fair to say that Ange’s name has been thrown in the hat for most jobs when they have become available and with the job he is doing that is not a surprise.
When Postecoglou arrived at Celtic, it almost looked set up for him to fail. The club had lost out on winning the league for a tenth consecutive time and the manner in which they did was what made it most disappointing. However, it did not take Ange long to get in and sort out many of the issues around the club. Clearing the dead wood was a vital part of this alongside the additions he made to the squad.
Many of the clubs that have been part of that sacking spree in England will have looked at the Australian manager and thought that the changes and fantastic turnaround he brought to Celtic Park was exactly what they needed. So far Ange has stuck with Celtic, and the fans will be hoping that he continues to do so. One club down south who haven’t sacked their manager but have had a difficult season and have reportedly shown interest in the Celtic boss is West Ham United.
Hammers boss David Moyes has not enjoyed the same success as he did last year, although the East London side do remain in the Europa Conference League and will certainly be looking at that as a trophy they can win. There has been a lot of talk that come the end of the season whether they achieve European success or not, David Moyes will be replaced. Ange would definitely be a top candidate for the Hammers, but is that the correct move for the former Australian international?
In an interview recently with Boyle Sports, former West Ham defender Glen Johnson said:
“Celtic are way better than West Ham” and that he “shouldn’t take on the challenge”.
Johnson did however want to see a former Celtic manager take the job should Moyes and the Hammers part ways come the end of the season:
“I would like to see Brendan Rodgers in charge of West Ham. This is someone who knows the Premier League well and could get West Ham playing good football”.
Rodgers enjoyed an incredibly successful spell in Glasgow himself, winning two consecutive trebles. With Ange one cup win away from a first treble himself, Celtic fans will hope he can stick around to replicate Rodgers’s achievement or better yet, go one better.