How Pep Guardiola recommended Ange Postecoglou for career-defining role

Ange Postecoglou and Pep Guardiola
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A pre-season friendly against Manchester City may have paved the way for Ange Postecoglou’s route to the Premier League – even if the man himself still doesn’t know whether a recommendation from Pep Guardiola earned him the Celtic job.

Postecoglou guided Yokohama F Marinos to a first J League title for 15 years in 2019 – midway through that title-winning year, they also impressed in a summer friendly against Manchester City.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.