CALLUM MCGREGOR is hoping that Celtic can put a nightmare year behind them after Ange Postecoglou was finally confirmed as their new manager.

The midfielder took time out from his preparations for the European Championships with Scotland to out on record his excitement at the prospect of working under the Australian.

And McGregor believes that the club can now turn a page after the frustration of missing out on 10 in-a-row.

“It’s a fresh start and exciting times for the club to begin a new chapter as well," McGregor said.

“A new manager coming in will always have his own ideas on the way he wants to play football, and the way that he sees football – how people act around the building, what he wants his team to look like – so it’s a clean slate for everybody, and we just need to come back and try to impress as much as we can in training and in the games when we get the chance as well.

“At the end of every season you go away and reflect on how it’s gone and how you’ve done, and how you can do better. Then you come back for the new season with new goals and that’s the same this year again as well.

“With the new season coming around, everybody wants it to be successful but we know that the hard work starts as soon as we get back into pre-season. That element is absolutely vital and very important to having a good start in the season.”

McGregor is particularly looking forward to exepriencing the attacking brand of football that Postecoglou is known for.

“In football there are so many approaches and styles of football, and when you meet a new manager, you’re always open to learning new things and what he sees the game looking like,” said McGregor. “He’s there to help you and you’re there to learn from him as well, so that’s the exciting part of meeting new people in football.

“He’s coming from a different continent and it maybe falls on the likes of me and James (Forrest) who’ve been at the club for a long time to try and help, and know what’s around the corner in terms of games, and we’re obviously happy to do that and work together.

“But he’s a smart guy, he’s had a really successful career as a manager so he’s going to have huge amounts of knowledge anyway.”