Celtic's Ange Postecoglou left Australia stars thinking he spent his spare time playing Football Manager

Ryan McGowan has revealed how Australia stars thought Ange Postecoglou locked himself in his room playing Football Manager during trips away with the national side.

Australia international Ryan McGowan says Ange Postecoglou is "beyond obsessed" with football. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Australia international Ryan McGowan says Ange Postecoglou is "beyond obsessed" with football. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

The former Hearts, Dundee United and Dundee man played under the current Celtic boss during his time in charge of the Socceroos and was given an insight into his obsessive outlook on the game.

And McGowan admitted that the word among his fellow international players was that Postecoglou’s obsession extended to spending his nights playing the football management simulation computer game.

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Speaking to 67 Hail Hail, McGowan, who now plays for Kuwait Premier League club Kuwait SC, said: "I would say he is beyond obsessed.

"Even at the World Cup, there was rumours going round that he was playing Football Manager in his room, because he was just in his room.

“I’m sure of it. He is just fully focused on everything, footballing-wise. Tactics, players, everything.

"He is obsessed with that, and it’s been a part of his life. That’s why he’s so successful, because of that obsession with it.

"He loves reading, he’s right up to date with everything that’s going on in the world, and he’ll be listening or taking advice from leaders.

"Leaders of tech companies, big businesses, of everything, picking apart all of those best bits that he thinks will make Celtic successful.

“He’s already shown that with winning a trophy in his first go, which took Steven Gerrard three years.”

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