Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou would be very tempted by a potential move to the Premier League if the opportunity came up.
This has been suggested by former top-flight goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, who has been speaking to Football Insider about the Australian’s future at Parkhead.
Postecoglou has only been at Celtic for just over a year, and in that time, has led the Bhoys back to the Scottish Premiership title, winning 49 of 70 games played in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
But in recent weeks, the 57-year-old has been linked with a potential move south of the border following the departure of Graham Potter from Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Australian has shunned the reports linking him with a potential departure from Parkhead for the Premier League, but Kenny is not entirely convinced by the manager’s words.
He said: “It sounds like there is more than one team interested in him. I saw an interview from him when he was linked with Brighton and he didn’t say he wouldn’t want to leave.”
“So if something came up, I’m sure he would be very interested. It would be a massive loss to Celtic because of how well they have done since he came in.
“The interest is no surprise because he has been impressive and I have always said I am backing them to win the league again this season.”
TIF Thoughts on Kenny’s comments…
This will not be what Celtic fans will want to hear and it would only be natural for a large number of fans to immediately disagree with Kenny.
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However, it has been a reality over the last few years where successful managers in Scotland find themselves headhunted by Premier League sides south of the border – as the Bhoys will know very well due to the nature of Brendan Rodgers’ departure.
Postecoglou has certainly built a strong Celtic side that is showing dominance in the Scottish top flight, having already trounced rivals Rangers earlier this month.
But this does beg the question of whether Postecoglou would actually consider an opportunity in the Premier League if he felt he has taken this side as far as he can.