Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is optimistic about a new transfer next week – and hints at arrivals in a non-playing department – .

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Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is optimistic about a new transfer next week – and hints at arrivals in a non-playing department – .


Ange Postecoglou expects a move in the transfer market next week.

The squad overhaul remains a thorny subject for manager and club support following Celtic’s elimination from the Champions League qualifying phase by FC Midtjylland in midweek.

£ 3.4million striker Liel Abada was the only summer arrival to feature in Denmark, with £ 4.5million Swedish center-back Carl Starfelt preparing to make his debut in the match. opening of the club in the Premiership at Hearts. With Japanese striker Kyogo Fushuhashi expected in Scotland in the coming days after his £ 4.6million transfer from Vissel Kobe, Postecoglou’s nudge to his club’s board to speed up the pace of reconstruction of the squad seems to inspire action with manager ‘the plan’ is put together new faces ahead of the Europa League third round qualifying match against Czech team Jablonec on Thursday. Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who has fallen through the Spurs hierarchy, and Antwerp right-back Aurelio Buta are two players who have reportedly been the target of problematic positions.

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“I’m pretty confident [we will get people in the building]”Said Postecoglou. “We’re all working really hard to get at least one or two into the club by the end of next week. “
Such deals will not alleviate the problems created by the Celtic team who rose towards the end of regulation time when they went out in overtime at Midtjylland. And the Celtic manager concedes that he is limited in his options to refresh his squad for the trip to Georgia which has taken on even more importance with the desired start of his tenure slipping away from him in the Champions League.
“I think it’s fair [to say the team tired badly in Denmark], ” he said. “It took them a lot the other night, for some of them it was a huge effort to play 120 minutes. But looking at them this morning and talking to them, the players have certainly recovered and rebounded well.
“We’re a bit limited in terms of how much I can shoot. We have Carl Starfelt who is available, and obviously Nir Bitton who was not available the other night, which will help us in a few positions at least. For the rest, we will have to use largely the same group of players. “
These conditioning issues indicate that the club’s overhaul by uber-manager Postecoglou will not be limited to the first team. inside, ”he said. “I think the areas we need are particularly in conditioning and sports science, we need more people to help us. It will be a punitive schedule.
“I strongly believe in managing your team of players during this time if you want to play the kind of football that we want to play, to be a team that plays at high intensity, puts the opponent under pressure and really wants to move the game. ballooning quickly so it takes a physical toll. So taking care of the players off the pitch is really important, and we’re definitely looking to bring in people who will help us in those areas.

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