By Saikat Mandal

15th Feb, 2023 | 5:10pm

Kris Boyd predicts if Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou will join Leeds United

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou will not move to Leeds United, according to Kris Boyd.

The Whites are in the process of appointing their next manager following the sacking of Jesse Marsch, but they have not been able to hire someone thus far.

The Australian boss has been on the shortlist for the Elland Road role since Marsch was sacked [Daily Record, 9 February], but the Sky Sports pundit feels that he won’t be joining the Whites any time soon.

Boyd says that the 57-year-old, who won the league title with Celtic last season, has done an “unbelievable” job at the Scottish club, and that at some point in the future, he will move to a bigger and more competitive league.

“I don’t think it would be to Leeds or any time soon,” said Boyd to Sky Sports.

“There is no doubt the job he has done at Celtic is unbelievable; to do the job he has done and win the league. With the job he has done this season you would expect him to retain it, which I always think is the most difficult job. There is no doubt Ange Postecoglou will move on to probably a bigger and more competitive league.

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“In terms of the job Ange Postecoglou he deserves it. When he does go I think it will be for the best of Scottish football, because he will have done a fantastic job.”


The Whites are finding it really hard to appoint their next manager. 

It is more than a week now since Marsch was sacked, but the Whites have failed to attract their top targets so far. 

The likes of Carlos Corberan, Andoni Iraola, Arne Slot, Marcelo Galardo, and Tara Martino have been linked with the vacant managerial job at the club, but they have all turned down a potential move. 

Caretaker boss Michael Skubala has done a decent job, and it appears that he is most likely to continue. Under him, the Whites have failed to win in their last two games, and they are only one point above the relegation zone in the Premier League. 

Postecoglou has done a terrific job at Celtic. He has made a machine, and they are on course to win the league title in the present campaign unless they dramatically collapse and Rangers catch them up. 

The Whites are running out of options at the moment, and Postecoglou is unlikely to join them even if there’s an offer on the table. 

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