Peter Lawwell has revealed Celtic have been keeping tabs on new manager Ange Postecoglou for YEARS.

The outgoing chief executive spoke after the Greek-born Australian was announced as the Hoops' new boss on a 12-month rolling contract.

Postecoglou joins from Yokohama F Marinos in Japan and has a reputation for playing fast, attractive and attacking football. And Lawwell hopes fans will see exactly that from a coach who is desperate to take the club forward.

Speaking to the club website, Lawwell said: "Ange is a manager we have known about for a number of years and someone who has been prominent in our thoughts for some time.  

“He is a great coach who has attractive, winning football in his DNA. He has an excellent record, he is a very strong personality and someone with a real desire and passion to take Celtic forward.

“I wish Ange and Dominic all the very best for the future and I am sure they will work towards delivering great success to the Club and our supporters.”