Celtic’s recruitment of Ange Postecoglou ‘in jeopardy for lacking UEFA qualifications’

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Celtic’s upcoming appointment of Ange Postecoglou ‘in jeopardy as ex-Australian boss does not have or has not started his UEFA A, B and Pro licensing qualifications needed to take over Scottish giants’

  • Celtic hoped to appoint Ange Postecoglou as their new manager
  • But the 55-year-old does not have the qualifications that UEFA needs for this
  • To manage in the top of Europe you need a UEFA A, B and Pro license
  • He has only raced in the Greek third division before and that was for 10 months

Celtic’s hunt for a new manager could take another hit with reports that top target Ange Postecoglou may not have the right UEFA qualifications for the job.

The Greek-born Australian appears to be replacing Neil Lennon – who stepped down in February – as the new boss of the Scottish giants.

However, according to the times that upcoming appointment could now be halted on the account that he does not have a UEFA A, B and Pro license.

Ange Postecoglou could be banned from Celtic job by UEFA for lack of qualifications

For a manager at the top of a European league, UEFA stipulates that a manager must have A and B licenses and – most importantly – have at least embarked on the most advanced course, the UEFA Pro license.

The Times claims the 55-year-old is not properly qualified due to his lack of management experience within Europe.

Despite a 25-year career, he only worked in Europe for 10 months – and that while in 2008 he was in charge of the Greek third-place classification Panachaiki.

His only other coaching spell outside of Australia was his current stint with Japan’s Yokohama F Marinos – where he has been on the hotseat for the past three years.

He does not have a UEFA A, B and Pro license required for the top flight of a European competition

He does not have a UEFA A, B and Pro license required for the top flight of a European competition

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard did not have a UEFA Pro license when he took charge of the Ibrox club, but he started it before his appointment in 2017 and completed it a year later.

Postecoglou said about his future over the weekend, “I understand there is some speculation about the future, but I stopped thinking about the what-ifs in the world a long time ago.

‘My focus over the past few days has been to make sure that we do [Marinos] toys.’

If Postecoglou is denied the opportunity to take over at Parkhead, it’s back to the drawing board for the Bhoys who have already seen ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe decline the opportunity to take over.

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has already turned down the chance to take over at Celtic

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has already turned down the chance to take over at Celtic

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