Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou has been named William Hill Supervisor of the Yr by the Scottish Soccer Writers’ Affiliation.
The Greek-Australian supervisor has taken Celtic to the brink of the Scottish Premiership title, which might be received on Sunday if Rangers fail to beat Dundee United at residence, with kick-off at 3pm.
The Celtic boss was nominated alongside fellow Scottish Premiership managers in Ross County’s Malky Mackay and Hearts supervisor Robbie Neilson, whereas Arbroath’s Dick Campbell was additionally on the shortlist with Scotland boss Steve Clarke.
An announcement from the SFWA learn: “The Greek-Australian has achieved a terrific job rebuilding Celtic to take them to the brink of the title, having already received the League Cup again in December.
“It has been a outstanding 30-game unbeaten that has taken Postecoglou to the brink of glory.”
Postecoglou, who’s in his first season at Parkhead, paid tribute to the influence of his new signings for driving Celtic in the direction of the title.
Attacking stars Kyogo Furhuhashi – the Bhoys’ prime scorer with 15 targets this time period – and Liel Abada have been essential to Celtic’s success this season, with fellow ahead Jota additionally making optimistic strides alongside defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.
“I used to be at all times going to be judged on the gamers I introduced in as a result of that is the place you set your phrases into follow,” Postecoglou mentioned. “We introduced in Kyogo and Liel Abada they usually hit the bottom working.
“Am I stunned at how profitable our strike charge has been? No. I do not say that dismissively. It is not a precise science and it is not all about cash.
“There are many golf equipment world wide who spend a hell of lots and do not get it proper. The rationale I used to be assured was as a result of it has been a part of my entire profession. I had a transparent concept of the sort of soccer we needed to play and I am fairly good at figuring out the gamers who will match into my system.
“Which means I can get rid of a variety of gamers. I’ve at all times backed myself and most of the time – not at all times – I’ll get it proper. I used to be assured, for instance, that Kyogo would make a hell of an influence. I knew he’d match into my fashion and the kind of participant he’s. So there was probability of success and that might then purchase me the religion and belief of individuals to proceed.”
Postecoglou and McGregor decide up PFA Scotland awards
Celtic additionally dominated on the PFA Scotland Awards not too long ago as Postecoglou, Callum McGregor, Tom Rogic, Abada and Jacynta Galabadaarachchi took residence prizes.
Postecoglou received Supervisor of the Yr with Celtic whereas Hoops captain McGregor obtained Males’s Participant of the Yr. Staff-mate Abada, 20, received Males’s Younger Participant of the Yr.
Glasgow Metropolis’s Priscila Chinchilla claimed the inaugural Girls’s Participant of the Yr prize on the ceremony in Glasgow whereas Celtic’s Galabadaarachchi turned the primary Girls’s Younger Participant of the Yr.
Celtic midfielder Rogic’s beautiful solo purpose towards Dundee United was voted because the Sky Sports activities Scottish Premiership Aim of the Season.
Elsewhere, Arbroath striker Michael McKenna received the Championship Participant of the Yr award after including 15 targets and eight assists this season whereas Airdrieonians Dylan Easton claimed League One’s prime prize and Kelty Hearts star Joe Cardle earned the League Two award.