Gordon Strachan has tipped Ange Postecoglou to be a success at Celtic and urged supporters to forget about Eddie Howe.

Fans expected Howe to take over at Parkhead until a last minute collapse of the deal.

The Hoops then turned their attention immediately to Greek-born Australian Ange which left some sections of the support questioning their club's decision to appoint a somewhat unknown boss in this country.

But Strachan reckons Postecoglou will be a good move for Celts because he will bring new ideas and a new way of thinking 'outside the box'. And he told punters to get behind him and stop thinking about what could have been with Howe.

"People are a bit disappointed (that Eddie Howe didn’t take the job) as the Celtic board gave him every chance to come along," Strach told talkSPORT.

“I’ve always said to people if you get the chance to be the Celtic manager, take it. When the crowds get back you’re getting some of the best nights in European football. It doesn’t get any better. And you’ve got the fanbase all around the world.

“But you move on. And sometimes in life you pick up the baton, you think, ‘Okay, that’s not worked, let’s go with this one’.

“It’s Scotland and Celtic and everyone is overreacting as usual. ‘They need 13 players, they need this manager, they need a World Cup-winning manager’ and all the rest of it. But the fact is Ange is coming in.

“And if you look at what he does – and the people that have worked with him – you’re talking a top manager here.

“There’s no point asking pundits as they’ve never seen him playing, watched his training or games, or spoken to his players. Ask the players who work with a coach what he’s like and then you’ll find the truth.

“The Celtic people are excited about this. I’m sure Ange will be a success. And I’m excited to get someone outside the box who’s not just a name we regularly see. I want to see new people in front of a camera and new training methods. And I think that’s what we’re going to get.”