Ange Postecoglou has been linked with the vacant manager’s post at Celtic and could be announced as their new head coach in the upcoming days, according to former Rangers defender Craig Moore.
appear to close in on the announcement of
as the Bhoys’ new manager after failing to land former Bournemouth manager
Moore worked with the coach as an advisor during a spell in charge of the Australia national team at the 2014 World Cup and Asian Cup in 2015, enjoying a close working relationship with the potential Celtic appointment.
The former Rangers defender believes a deal for the currentYokohama F. Marinos
boss is close to being finalized.
"For a deal to happen here you're talking days not weeks,"
Moore told Sky Sports News
"Like any deal, there's some behind-the-scenes stuff, whether that's compensation - he is under contract at his current club in Japan - so again I expect a conclusion for this deal, if it was going to happen, in days not weeks."
Moore has backed Postecoglou to get the right players in at Celtic after questioning the manager's status as an "unknown".
"People think he's a bit of an unknown, I think that's a little bit ignorant to be honest because if you do a little bit of research you'll see he's been successful wherever he's been," Moore added.
"He's won trophies, and certainly in terms of recruitment and being able to attract the right player at Celtic, Ange definitely has those networks."
Moore has likened Postecoglou’s style of play with Premier League top manager
"Ange Postecoglou is a very proactive coach in terms of the style and brand of football he likes to play. The likes of Klopp, Bielsa, Tuchel, even Guardiola,"
"He really likes his teams to play football in the right way. His teams need to have a lot of energy, to work extremely hard for that style to be effective. He always looks to play out from the back.
"He's a very ambitious coach. At times coming from Australia that can work against you a little bit, but Ange has got a real drive to do extremely well. He seems to get the best out of players. It could be very exciting and a wonderful opportunity for Ange if he is announced."