Former Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou will oversee his final match at Yokohama F. Marinos on Wednesday, before flying to Glasgow to confirm his appointment as Celtic manager.
A verbal agreement is in place for the 55-year-old to take charge, after a compensation fee was agreed between Celtic and Yokohama.
According to Andy Maher on SEN, Yokohama’s second round Emperor’s Cup tie against Honda on Wednesday night will be Postecoglou’s final game in charge of the team he won the J-League with in 2019.
He will then fly to Glasgow via Athens that night, with an official announcement possible as early as Thursday morning.
Maher has also been told that former Rangers man Kevin Muscat will likely be Postecoglou’s assistant.
Postecoglou’s move will still require UEFA approval, as current coaching license is not recognized in European football.
According to Sky he will also have to face a 10 day quarantine before he can start work at the club, but Celtic are hoping he will be available before they go on a training camp in Wales on July 5.
Postecoglou will replace Neil Lennon, who left Parkhead in February 2021 after a disappointing season which saw them lose their grip on the Scottish Premiership title to their bitter rivals Rangers.
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