Goals aplenty in Glasgow if Ange Postecoglou becomes Celtic boss, believes former Rangers winger Matt McKay

Goals win games and according to former Rangers winger Matt McKay, Ange Postecoglou’s direct style would ensure plenty if he arrived in Glasgow.

Matt McKay had two spells with Brisbane Roar - the first under Ange Postecoglou.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Matt McKay had two spells with Brisbane Roar - the first under Ange Postecoglou. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The former Ibrox player worked under the Celtic-linked manager at Brisbane Roar – scoring five times and landing the A-league Premiership and Championship double in 2010-11.

McKay believes the boss’ direct philosophy will entertain the fans with high-scoring matches – and be a hit with the players with his management style.

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"Tactically, he's very good, he sets his team up well and brings in players who will do a job for him and will challenge everyone to be better.

Yokohama F.Marinos head coach Ange Postecoglou is believed to be in talks to move to Celtic. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)
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"He's a great man-manager first and foremost which has shown with Brisbane Roar, the national team and now with Marinos."

The pair worked together in Queensland before McKay switched to Scotland for a season under Ally McCoist at Ibrox, but he only featured three times. Fellow countryman Craig Moore had a significantly more successful time at Ibrox and shares the belief that Postecoglou’s attacking entertaining football would be welcomed in the east end of Glasgow.

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McKay, speaking to Sky Sports, added: "Maybe people don't rate Australian coaches or football but he likes a challenge and he'll love the fact people are doubting him already.

"The club needs a massive rebuild after what happened last season so he'll get in there and given time he will play an attacking style of football, possession-based but fairly direct as well.

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McKay was Australia captain when he joined Rangers in 2011. (Picture: SNS)

"It's a case of if the opposition score six, he's happy with his team scoring seven - he's done that throughout his career.

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"He's not scared to get out there and take it to teams.”

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