22 Sep 2022 | 08:17
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has dismissed speculation linking him to other UK jobs as he insists he is “living the dream” at Parkhead.
The Australian’s name has been mentioned in relation to the recent vacancy at Brighton, while he has also been touted as a potential candidate to replace pressured Brendan Rodgers at Leicester.
In an interview with Fox Sports in his hometown, Postecoglou dismissed suggestions he could continue by pointing out that he is “at a really big football club at the moment.” .
“Sometimes, because we play in the Scottish Premiership and it’s probably not one of the top leagues in Europe, we forget how big Celtic are,” he said.
“But in terms of institutional football clubs, Celtic play in front of 60,000 people, we have a chance to win trophies and we are in the Champions League. It’s a big football club. “
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Asked specifically about the Leicester link, Postecoglou said: “It’s not really in my sights. It’s like with our players, I always tell them if they’re good at what they do, everything else will take care of itself, whatever their ambitions or mine may be. .
“My ambition has always been the same, wherever I have been, to be as successful as possible. I haven’t mapped out a course for myself to get me where I am today. I just tried to do what I did to the best of my ability and the opportunity that arose from that.
“At the moment, like I said, I am at a big football club. I’m living the dream and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’m just determined to bring in as much success as I can while I’m there. “
Postecoglou returned to Australia for an immediate international break after his team suffered their first Premier League defeat in a year when they lost 2-0 to St Mirren on Sunday.
The manager is eager to get his team back on the pitch as they bid to get back home against Motherwell on Saturday.
“I don’t lose well, never have, either my first job in South Melbourne or now,” he said. “We had to sit on it for a few weeks but at the same time we were having a phenomenal run.
“The players have been unbelievable over the last 15-16 months with the progress we have made and this is just part of it. Learn from it, grow from it and come back stronger. “
When they return to action, Celtic will face 14 games in just over a month and a half before the World Cup break, when Hoops will travel to Australia for the Sydney Super Cup.
“It’s a game every three days, including Champions League matches,” Postecoglou said. “From now to the World Cup, or when we get here, it’s a big show. For us, it’s an important part of the season.
“I look forward to returning to it.”
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