Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has revealed how he was snubbed by Greek club AEK Athens before bagging the managerial job at his Scottish Premiership outfit.
Shortly after Celtic were confirmed as Scottish Premiership winners for the first time under Postecoglou, he told reporters that he came close to securing the AEK job. According to him, at the summer time of the Year, clubs are really looking for managers and he got really close to the job before the Greek club went another day.
Postecoglou said Celtic chief executive at the time, Peter Law well reached out to him via call before adding that a discussion with club owner Dermot Desmond followed. In a matter of 24 hours, everything was done as regards him becoming the new Celtic manager.
Postecoglou was not recognized for what he achieved outside of European football until he took the Celtic job. He has been able to prove himself as a manager capable of achieving big things in European football after he led Celtic to reclaim the Scottish Premiership title from Old Firm Derby rivals Rangers.