ANGE POSTECOGLOU believes that passionate football fans are one of the biggest strengths the Scottish game has to offer as the Celtic manager praised his club's supporters for the faith they have shown in him.

The Greek-Australian took the reins of the Parkhead club last summer and the former Yokohama F. Marinos manager had a rebuild on his hands. 

The 56-year-old wasted no time in stamping his authority on the squad as players came and went, and quickly drilled the team in a new tactical style.

Postecoglou lifted the Premier Sports Cup in December and his side can mathematically confirm the Premiership title by avoiding defeat at Tannadice on Wednesday evening but things didn't always look so rosy.

The Celtic manager lost three of his first six league fixtures before his team embarked on an unbeaten run and Postecoglou says he is grateful for the backing he has received from the get-go in Glasgow's east end.

Taking part in a Q&A on Twitter, one fan asked if Postecoglou was surprised at how quickly he won over the fanbase.

"No - I just knew that with Celtic supporters - once you're one of them, they'll back you until proven otherwise," Postecoglou replied.

"I was ecstatic with how they got behind me right away."

When asked what his favourite thing about Scottish football was, he answered: "I enjoy the passion.

"The passion of the supporters and how they get behind their football clubs here."

Postecoglou was then asked what the favourite game of his Celtic tenure has been, with the manager opting for February's 3-0 win over Rangers at Parkhead.

"Probably the Derby at Celtic Park when we won 3-0," he replied. 

"The atmosphere was just brilliant."