Kenny Dalglish has warned Celtic fans that new manager Ange Postecoglou could lose a host of players before he has time to bring any new faces in.

The boss, appointed last week, has been in quarantine before making the trip over to Glasgow after leaving Yokohama F Marinos in Japan.

That delay, married to the fact that the Hoops have been without a gaffer for a few months since Neil Lennon, has some pundits and ex-pros fearing the players who already fancy a new challenge could leave before any new signings are made.

Kris Ajer, Ryan Christie and Odsonne Edouard are among Celtic's top players who have been linked with moves out of the club.

And Dalglish is among those worriers. "He (Postecoglou) might not yet be in the building, but he will be already working hard, and I’m sure he will have had many Zoom calls with the existing coaches, John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan, about the squad," the club icon told the Sunday Post.

"He will also have had, and will continue to have, numerous conversations with new chief executive, Dom Mckay, and the club hierarchy. Despite the fact he was a left-field appointment, Ange has received plenty of positive publicity, and he has also spoken very well and been respectful and knowledgeable about Celtic and their history.

"It’s about what he does from now on that’s important, and he’ll want to create new heroes for the Celtic support to replace outgoing ones, such as Scott Brown and, possibly, Odsonne Edouard, if he is sold.

"It could well be he loses a couple of players before he has brought any new ones in. Whatever happens, he must be given time. Steven Gerrard was given three years to win the Premiership title.”