INCOMING CEO Dominic McKay says that Ange Postecoglou understands what is required of him at Celtic, and will play a style of football that is synonymous with the traditions of the club.

The Australian was finally confirmed as Celtic manager this morning, over three months since Neil Lennon left his post, and McKay is excited by the prospect of working with a coach he believes is on the same page as the board.

 “I am delighted we have been able to secure Ange as the new Celtic Football Manager," McKay told the Celtic website.

"In all our discussions, I have been hugely impressed by Ange and his aligned vision to work with me to develop and evolve the Club, focused on bringing back sustained success.

"He is someone I believe has the coaching and managerial credentials to be a real success at Celtic and we are already working closely together on our plans for the season and seasons ahead.

“Throughout all our conversations I have been struck by Ange’s passion for Celtic and his strength of feeling for Celtic, he is hugely motivated by this opportunity, honoured to be Celtic Manager and eager to be part of the Club’s future success.  

“Our discussions have also outlined the exciting vision he has for the team. He is someone who wants to play football the way all Celtic supporters love, an ambition very close to his heart.

“Ange is also very well-connected in global football, contacts which I am sure we will benefit from, he has a modern outlook and he shares my desire to evolve the Club positively for the seasons ahead.

“Importantly, he is also someone we believe who has the mentality and strength of character to lead a club of Celtic’s size and stature.

“Everyone at Celtic is pleased to welcome Ange and we look forward to working with him to bring our fans the success which their support deserves.”

“He has huge ambition and a passion to be the best in everything he does – his real desire to lead Celtic as manager is very clear.   

“We will give Ange every support as we look to prepare for the coming season and beyond and we will be doing all we can to work with him to bring our supporters as much success as possible.”