AN emotional Ange Postecoglou spoke of his pride in his Celtic players after they clinched the Premiership title with a draw against Dundee United at Tannadice, and promised the Celtic supporters that this is just the start for his team.

Postecoglou was overwhelmed as his men finally made their title win official, a Dylan Levitt equaliser for United after Giorgos Giakoumakis had given Celtic the lead taking none of the shine off his side’s triumph.

And when asked if there was more to come from Celtic next season, Postecoglou said: “Definitely but I’ve said this year we had to do a lot of work. Irrespective of what happened the role this year was to be better next year.

“We laid pretty strong foundations. We’ve shown resilience, character and strong mentality to overcome obstacles. Those things you can only learn by going through it.

“Now the pleasing thing is this group getting rewards and you stand a bit taller next season. You want to be better but you also know you stood up when it mattered most.

“I wanted the players to enjoy it. It’s not easy to do what they’ve done and perform. There’s such a strong bond as a group. We never shy away or make excuses or allowances for anything. To keep going.

“It’s their moment, they’re the ones who accomplished this task. I wanted them to enjoy it and understand what they’d achieved.

“It’s fair to say it’s overwhelming – I’m just really proud of the players and staff. We started so far back in terms of starting point so to end up where we are is an unbelievable achievement.”