Why Celtic under Ange Postecoglou is the perfect place for young talent to thrive

Cliftonville’s hot prospect Sean Moore has caught the eye of a few clubs with his performances recently. Moore was just 16 years-old when he made his professional debut for The Reds in October 2021. In the summer of 2022, he signed his first professional contract and has gone on to feature 38 times for the Irish club this season, netting six goals and contributing to another three with assists.

English side West Ham have made several offers for the young star, hoping to take him to London in this summer. The Hammers will have to go head-to-head with Celtic if they want to sign him. The Glasgow side are extremely keen to bring the teenager to Celtic Park, however, there are reports that the deal could be ‘all but done’ with West Ham.


Ex Celt, Neil Lennon felt that his former club were more suited to the young sensation, recently telling Boyle Sports:

I think Sean Moore should come to Celtic.”

“Celtic are renowned for developing players and I’m sure he will be familiar with the club’s history. I think he will feel more at home.  West Ham are a good club with a great manager but at this stage in his career, Celtic is the better move for him.”

There is no doubt in Ange’s ability to develop and nurture players. Anthony Ralston looked to have no future at Celtic before the Australian came in and, although maybe not featuring as much as he would have liked this season, the development of his game and the confidence he has shown since the new boss came to Glasgow has been unbelievable. He is like a completely different player.

You can even look to Aaron Mooy’s form now compared to when he first arrived at Celtic. This is someone who is in the latter stages of his career and should be winding down, however, under Ange, looks like he has improved and grown as a player.

One of the first signings of the Postecoglou era was Liam Shaw, a young defensive midfielder from Sheffield Wednesday. The youngster praised his gaffer’s man-management style and his ability to gain respect so quickly. Shaw said: “He’s come in and I think he’s got all the players’ respect straight away. I think he’ll be a good man-manager, I think that’s his style, taking you for a chat and actually helping you develop one-to-one.”

It is always great to hear players talking about the manager like this and under Ange’s reign hopefully we can continue to develop and nurture the young talent coming through as well as developing players who make the move to Glasgow.



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