ANGE POSTECOGLOU has dedicated Celtic’s title win to his family and the club’s fans, saying it has taken ‘every ounce’ of him to deliver this success for them.

The Celtic manager was visibly emotional as he reflected on the magnitude of his achievement, fulfilling his lifelong dream in the process, and acknowledged the impact his feat would have for his homeland of Australia too.

The Celtic motto may have become 'We Never Stop' under his guidance, a phrase he uttered in an early training session and one that ended up emblazoned on the back of their T-shirts that celebrated their title success.

But Postecoglou says he will now enjoy trophy day at Celtic Park against Motherwell on Saturday before taking a well-earned break to look back on an incredible season.

“It’s hard for me to comprehend,” Postecoglou said. “I’ve had this lifelong dream to manage a world famous club, trying to make an impact.

“I’m in this spot now of achieving something I’ve always wanted to achieve.

“I guess it’s a weird kind of feeling for me. All those things are important. That’s the kind of weight and responsibility you carry.

“But ultimately you carry it as manager of this football club as well as representing the country I was born in and the country I grew up in, plus the people who have been along the journey, my beautiful wife and three boys, my friends, people who have been beside me.

“I think about how they are feeling right now. It’s really special. They are all part of me. They go through the ups and downs and the stresses. Hopefully they feel good tonight.

“The sacrifices my family make are for these moments. They are the intangibles that make this job special.

“It’s fair to say it’s taken every ounce of me. I’ve put everything into it because I knew how big a challenge it was. Now we’ve done it and the overriding emotion is one of relief and satisfaction and you feel drained because we’ve had to be really focused this year and not get distracted.

“To play in this city it’s very easy to get distracted by other teams and issues. There’s a potential to take you away from what’s important and we’ve been concentrating so hard.

“It feels like two seasons in one. We’ve jammed in a rebuild season and season of success. I came with the best intentions, I’m a pretty ambitious guy but I knew it would be a tough ask because I knew our starting point and the opposition.

“After round seven you look where we were and now to be 31 games undefeated has been unbelievable.”

Postecoglou said that the bond between the players and supporters was key to getting his men over the line.

The club had a difficult year without success,” he said. “Even worse, the fans couldn’t do what they love the most.

“I knew this year would be a pretty important year. As much as steadying the ship we had to put down a marker for the fans and make an impact. The fact we’ve ended up champions is pretty amazing.”