CELTIC are planning on rewarding Ange Postecoglou with a bumper new long-term contract after his astonishing achievements this season.

The Greek-Australian inherited a fractured team following a turbulent fall from grace the previous season when he arrived in June from J-League outfit Yokohama F Marinos.

The 56-year-old former Australia World Cup gaffer agreed a 12-month rolling contract as Neil Lennon’s successor and immediately set about changing the fortunes of the stricken club that had completed an embarrassing campaign without silverware for the first time in 11 years.

THREE CHEERS…League Cup-winning manager Ange Postecoglou is flanked by two-goal Kyogo Furuhashi and captain Callum McGregor at Hampden in December.

The Premier Sports League Cup was delivered in December with a 2-1 win over Hibs and the Premiership title was sealed in midweek during the 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Tannadice.

The Hoops will go straight into the Champions League group stages in the new term and will pick up a £40million bonanza for their efforts.

Now the Parkhead powerbrokers will hold talks with Postecoglou and his representatives in the forthcoming weeks to secure his future at the club, according to a report in the Daily Record.

The manager has brought SEVENTEEN recruits to the club in two transfer windows and is poised to plunge in again to strengthen his squad for the rigours at home and abroad in the new season.

Before that, though, Postecoglou and his title winners will face Motherwell at Parkhead at 12.15pm tomorrow as the curtain comes down on a colossal campaign.

It looks like party time again in the east end of Glasgow.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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