Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has played down speculation linking him with other jobs in England as he insisted he was “living the dream” at Parkhead.
The Australian’s name has been mentioned in connection with the recent Brighton vacancy, while he has also been touted as a potential candidate to replace the under-pressure Brendan Rodgers at Leicester.
In an interview with Fox Sports in his homeland, Postecoglou dismissed suggestions that he might be moving on, pointing out that he’s “at a really huge football club right now”.
“Sometimes because we play in the Scottish Premiership and it’s probably not one of the more prominent European leagues, we forget how big Celtic are,” he said.
“But when it comes to institutional football clubs, Celtic play in front of 60,000 people, we have the opportunity to win trophies and we are in the Champions League. It’s a huge football club.
Asked specifically about the Leicester link, Postecoglou said: “It’s not really on my radar. It’s a bit like with our players, I keep telling them that if they do what they do well, then everything else is settled, whatever their ambitions or mine.
“My ambition has always been the same, wherever I go, it’s to be as successful as possible. I didn’t chart a course for myself that got me to where I am today. I just tried to do what I did to the best of my ability and opportunities came from that.
“Right now, like I said, I’m at a huge football club. I’m living the dream and enjoying every moment of it. I’m just determined to bring as much success as possible while I’m there. am.
Postecoglou returned home to Australia for the international break immediately after his side suffered their first Premiership defeat in a year when they lost 2-0 to St Mirren on Sunday.
The manager is eager to get his side back on the pitch as they try to get back on track at home against Motherwell on Saturday week.
“I don’t take losses well, I never have, whether it was my first job in South Melbourne or now,” he said. “We have to sit on it for a few weeks, but at the same time we had an extraordinary race.
“The players have been amazing over the last 15-16 months with the progress we’ve made and that’s just part of it. Learn from it, grow from it and come back stronger.
When they return to action, Celtic will face 14 games in just over a month and a half before the World Cup break, when the Hoops travel to Australia for the Sydney Super Cup.
“It’s a game every three days, including Champions League games,” Postecoglou said. “By the World Cup, or when we come here, it’s a huge program. For us, it’s a pretty crucial part of the season.
“I can’t wait to get back to it. »