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Postecoglou edging closer to Celtic with ex-Socceroo his potential assistant


Andy Maher has been reliably informed that Ange Postecoglou will coach Yokohama F. Marinos for the final time on Wednesday night (AEST) before flying to Glasgow to be unveiled as Celtic’s new manager.

Postecoglou has emerged as Celtic’s No.1 target to become their next manager after negotiations with former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe collapsed.

The former Socceroos coach has been heavily linked to the Scottish giants and is now firming to take the managerial reigns at Celtic Park, despite his lack of UEFA coaching badges.

SEN co-host Maher also understands that former Socceroos and Rangers midfielder Kevin Muscat could be appointed to Postecoglou’s coaching staff.

“I have it on very good authority that Ange Postecoglou will coach his team (Yokohama F. Marinos) on Wednesday night in the Emperor’s Cup against Honda and that will be last time that he coaches in Japan,” Maher said on SEN’s Bob and Andy.

“I am told reliably that he will be on a plane that night via Athens heading to Glasgow and will be announced as the Celtic coach thereafter upon arrival.

“That is what I’m being reliably informed.

“Further to that, there is a very good chance, so I’m informed, that Kevin Muscat might be his 2IC (second-in-command).

“We may wake up to that news on Thursday morning.”

Muscat worked under Postecoglou at Melbourne Victory in the 2012/13 A-League season.

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