'We want to entertain, we want to win' - Postecoglou named new Celtic coach

New Celtic coach Ange Postecoglou Source: Getty Images

Former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has been appointed coach of Scottish giants Celtic with immediate effect.

The Australian is now on his way to Glasgow after leaving Japanese outfit Yokohama F. Marinos with whom he won a Japanese league title.

Celtic confirmed the news of Postecoglou's appointment in a statement to the Stock Exchange: "Celtic is pleased to announce the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as team manager with Ange commencing employment with immediate effect."

The 55-year-old has signed a 12-month rolling contract.

"The opportunity that has been given to me is one of the greatest honours in football and the responsibility to lead our magnificent football club into the future is one that I will cherish dearly," Postecoglou told the Hoops' official website.

"Celtic is one of 'the' names in world football, of that there is no doubt – a giant of a club, a proper footballing institution and so much more – real history, real substance, real authenticity and real soul.

"I know Celtic is a true way of life for so many people and I know the demands which come with this position – I am ready to do all I can to meet those demands.

"I will be doing everything I can to get our great club back on top and, at the same time, deliver the kind of football which our fans appreciate.

"We want to entertain our fans and we want to win, these are the objectives which I always set myself and which I now begin work on.

"When you think of Celtic, you think of supporters and my dream is to see our fans back at Celtic Park with us as soon as possible.

"We all hope things are changing for the better and can see our fans soon as they are vital to everything I want to do. We need our supporters back by our side and I can’t wait to be with them back in a packed Paradise."

Postecoglou's first mission will be taking back the Scottish Premiership title from arch-rivals Rangers, who are coached by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

Source AAP