A former assistant of Ange Postecoglou has warned the Celtic staff will have to be “on top of everything” or face being shipped out by the new manager.
The 55-year-old has got down to work at Lennoxtown after being confirmed as Neil Lennon ‘s replacement, and for now he has inherited his predecessor’s staff.
However, when asked in his introductory press conference the Greek-Australian boss refused to say either way whether the likes of John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan will be kept on.
Instead Postecoglou insisted he’d make those assessments as he goes, and former assistant Arthur Papas, who worked with him at Yokohama F Marinos, has given an insight into what the Celtic manager will expect.
Papas told Livescore : “Ange is the type that scours through every bit of information.
“If you’re a staff member there, you need to be on top of everything because you’ll get questioned at times about ‘what was the data on this?’, ‘what were the statistics on this player?’
“He is obsessed with his work.
“It doesn’t matter how time progresses; he is just as obsessed as he’s ever been in terms of details. There’s a lot of work to get that engine going in the background to run that program in a way that he feels befits a world-class program.”
And Postecoglou’s former assistant is convinced his old boss will revolutionise Celtic – provided he’s given the time to get it right.
Papas explained: “Every job will have its challenge in the end. The main thing is they (Celtic) have got themselves a world-class manager. A manager with a very clear philosophy and someone given the time, like every manager needs.
“Some use that time extremely well and you see progression, and others unfortunately – because the path isn’t so clear, doesn’t go that way. But given the time, he will be successful there for sure. He will be successful in his own unique way.
“Then, there will be another step after that because that’s just Ange.
“He doesn’t settle for that place and get comfortable. When he has had a bit of success, he wants more. That’s why he is special at what he does.”