Last summer Postecoglou was handpicked by Celtic to lead them into a new dawn having just lost out on the Premiership title to their city and league rivals and it’s safe to say that he’s done just that winning the league title back by four points and also has the Bhoys back in the Champions League.
Celtic have received praise for their display against Real Madrid on Tuesday evening despite losing 3-0 at home, however, positive displays attract attention and that is what’s happened with Postecoglou who’s been hotly-tipped to replace Graham Potter at Brighton & Hove Albion as his move to Chelsea gets closer to completion.
However, Sutton doesn’t believe that Postecoglou would downgrade from Celtic to Brighton, although he does admit that the Australian will move to the Premier League soon.
‘Ange Postecoglou will be linked with managerial jobs in the Premier League and I’m sure will eventually go down south but he’s only just got started at Celtic and he’s building something special. He certainly wouldn’t downgrade to a club Brighton’s size just yet… why would he?’
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While some, such as Sutton, may point to the fact Celtic are seemingly a bigger club than Brighton in terms of having more history, more silverware and Champions League football to offer, the pull of managing and being in the Premier League can never be ignored.
Celtic and their fans will know all too well that at any given moment and manager could down tools when a lucrative offer emerges from south of the border as that’s what happened during the 2018/19 season with Brendan Rodgers.
However, given that this is Postecoglou’s first time managing in the Champions League, seeing him throw that away after just one game against Real Madrid would indeed, be a bizarre decision from the Australian.