Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has revealed that he has the backing of the club as the winter transfer window approaches. The Ex-Australian national team manager made this known during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts on Thursday as he disclosed that there would be arrivals and departures when the winter transfer window reopens next month.
Postecoglou told reports that Celtic are not where they want to be in terms of the squad available to him. The Celtic boss has been able to lead the Europa League team to a run of nine wins, one draw and one defeat in the last eleven (11) games in all competitions after an average start to his managerial career at the club. The only solitary defeat came against German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.
The Celtic manager said that he knew that the addition of 12 players in the summer’s transfer window won’t be enough squad-wise with the club competing in four competitions. Celtic are competing in the Scottish Premiership, Scottish League Cup, Scottish Cup and the Europa League this term.
Postecoglou revealed during the aforementioned press conference that his view is to strengthen the squad under him at Celtic and that the same view is shared by those above him at the club. He added that some players would be going out on loan, while some others would leave the club completely.
Some of the Celtic players who have been linked with a move away from the club ahead of January include IsmailaSoro and BoliBolingoli who have both been overlooked for the most of the playing minutes in the last three months. Soro and Bolingoli have both been linked with respective exits from the Scottish Premiership club in the quest for more playing minutes.