Kris Boyd has told Sky Sports that he would love to see Ange Postecoglou leave Celtic to join Leeds United and not just because is a Rangers fan – but because, he feels a move for the Aussie to Leeds would be good for Scottish football.
Postecoglou, 57, is shining as Celtic manager – winning a quite incredible 72 of 98 games in both league and cup. In his first season, he won the Premiership title and the League Cup. This season, the £42k-a-week boss could win the treble.
The Record say Postecoglou is in the mix for the Leeds job with the Whites board feeling he has similar characteristics to Elland Road icon Marcelo Bielsa. But the manager himself has ruled out a move to Elland Road before the summer.
However, Rangers icon Boyd said he would love to see Postecoglou join Leeds from Celtic. Not just because he is a Rangers fan, and an ex-Ibrox player, but because he feels the Aussie leaving Parkhead would benefit Scottish football.
“I would like to see it, but not for the reasons you may think,” Boyd told Sky Sports. “Scottish football gets overlooked. There is no doubt that Postecoglou is a talented manager. His time will come when he does move away from Celtic.
“But it is nice to see our managers being linked with Premier League clubs. It shows our league is in a healthy position. I don’t think he will join Leeds. But the job he has done is unbelievable. He deserves the links though,” Boyd continued.
Kris Boyd would love to see Ange Postecoglou leave Celtic to join Leeds
Leeds cannot do better than Postecoglou right now. His style of football, his savvy in the market, his ability to galvanise a group of fans with the club – and his high demands. Celtic have improved greatly under his guidance as manager.
But there is no chance he leaves Celtic now with the possibility of taking his tally of two trophies, to five in just two years. As Boyd says, there is a small chance he leaves Celtic for Leeds – with Leeds struggling in the Premier League.