Celtic: Postecoglou would 'think very seriously' about Brighton job

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou at Parkhead

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou will ‘have to think very seriously’ about his Parkhead future after being linked with the top job at Brighton & Hove Albion, according to journalist Dean Jones.

Postecoglou has been in charge of the Glasgow giants since his appointment last year, but there are question marks over whether he could move to the Premier League imminently.

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What’s the latest news involving Postecoglou?

According to The Times, Postecoglou is in the running to be named as Brighton’s next manager and is viewed as a strong contender after being added to a long-list of candidates.

The report suggests the Premier League side’s hierarchy are impressed with the feedback they have received on the 57-year-old as they look to replace the departed Graham Potter, who took over as Chelsea’s new head coach last week.

But, according to the Sunday Telegraph, via The Sun, Celtic have gained a major boost as Postecoglou has no plans to abandon his post at Parkhead just yet.

The former Australia national team boss led the Bhoys to the Scottish Premiership title and Scottish League Cup glory last season but is still on a rolling contract.

It was reported earlier this year that Celtic were set to offer Postecoglou a bumper deal as a result of a successful first campaign at the helm, but it appears that he has remained on the same terms for now.

What has Dean Jones said about Postecoglou?

Jones believes swapping Celtic for Brighton may not be the right career move for Postecoglou, but he will still be considering the switch in case the south coast club offer him the job.

The journalist feels the Greek-Australian only needs to look at Steven Gerrard, who left cross-city rivals Rangers to take over at Aston Villa last year, to see a move to the Premier League does not necessarily pay off.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I think he would have to think very seriously about whether leaving Celtic right now is the right move.

“The bond he has created with the fanbase is great and they are in a fantastic position to leave Rangers behind this season.

“Steven Gerrard left Rangers for Aston Villa and that isn’t going great so far, so leaving Celtic for Brighton isn’t a guaranteed good career move either.”

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Should Postecoglou leave Celtic for Brighton?

If Postecoglou were to be named as Potter’s successor at Brighton, he would take over a side which has made an impressive start to the season and currently sit fourth in the Premier League standings.

However, it would also result in him leaving behind a squad of players he has led into the Champions League group stages and who are five points clear at the Scottish Premiership’s summit.

Former Celtic frontman Chris Sutton has revealed he is certain that Postecoglou will not make a ‘downgrade’ by going to Brighton, although he feels a future move south of the border is in the offing.

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