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
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