Since his arrival as Celtic manager, Ange Postecoglou has done an incredible job of turning things around for the club. It is worth remembering that the Hoops finished 25 points behind the Rangers in the Premiership last season and could not win a single piece of silverware. This time around, they have already lifted the Scottish League Cup, and are in the running for both the Premiership and the Scottish Cup.
Thus, a domestic treble is pretty much on for Celtic. But it is safe to say that there is still a long way to go for Postecoglou’s side in both the remaining competitions. At the moment, the Hoops hold a three point advantage in the Premiership with 7 league games to go. On the other hand, they have a Scottish Cup semi-final date against the Rangers at Hampden Park.
One man who knows what it takes to win a domestic treble is Martin O’Neill and he had achieved it under similar circumstances, having taken over a Celtic team that had finished 21 points behind Rangers in the previous campaign.
“When we won the treble it was terrific, great to know that it was the first time since Jock Stein, the immortal Jock Stein had done that.
“So for Postecoglou to be contemplating something like that this year is a terrific effort.”
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It goes without saying that if Postecoglou is able to guide Celtic to a domestic treble, then it would be a terrific feat on his part.
He might be loved by the fans now, but it is easy to forget that the majority of people were disappointed when the club had been first linked with Postecoglou.
After being linked with Eddie Howe for months, a move failed to transpire. And despite his considerable success in Australia and Japan, Postecoglou was an unknown in European football.
Thus, considering all the circumstances, this season must be considered a huge success for both Celtic and Postecoglou, whether it ends with a treble or not.
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