Champions League excites Postecoglou | The West Australian

Ange Postecoglou is enthusiastic by the prospect of Champions League football now that Celtic’s Premiership title get has been confirmed.

The Hoops clinched their 10th crown in 11 several years on Wednesday evening with a 1-1 draw from Dundee United at Tannadice.

The Parkhead club will go straight into the group phase of European football’s elite club competitors, which could be worthy of $30-40m to the Bhoys.

It was a terrifically prosperous stop to the former Australia boss’s very first period in charge of Celtic and he uncovered some of the benefits of assured Champions League team participation.

Forward of Saturday’s activity in opposition to Motherwell at Parkhead, Postecoglou reported: “It is good.

“There have been lots of motivations to win the title this year, not least that we certainly did not acquire it past yr.

“Recognizing, likely, that the extra carrot was there was a enormous motivator.”

Celtic will make their initially physical appearance in the group stage for five decades, even though Rangers could be a part of them if they win following week’s Europa League closing from Eintracht Frankfurt or, in not, battle by means of two qualifying rounds.

“I felt it was a excellent way for us to accelerate our advancement as a soccer club with us currently being associated at that amount and acquiring exposed to that amount: our gamers, our group, our soccer club, that is the amount we want to be at just about every calendar year,” said Postecoglou.

“We all know the qualifying procedure is not clear-cut.

“It has an effect on your pre-time, it has an effect on the time off gamers have, there are all these ramifications.

“It has an effect on your recruiting due to the fact you just you should not know, are you recruiting for the Champions League or are you not?

“So all all those sorts of matters, we can now operate with a great deal more certainty this off-time and give the gamers a break, have a definitely fantastic pre-season and recognize the gamers we want realizing we are likely to be actively playing in the Champions League.

“It is likely to be enjoyable. Celtic Park, Champions League, amazing.”

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