Celtic Manager Ange Postecoglou has admitted he is taking a break and will be relaxed over his contract extension talks at the Scottish Premiership champions heading into the new season.
Postecoglou won a double in his debut season with Celtic, an achievement worth a better deal after the expiry of his 12-month contract this summer.
Once his contract is revised and renewed, he will be tasked with defending the league title and leaving a mark on the Champions League next year.
“I will get a break. It’s a break in inverted commas as you never stop working. But I need to spend time with my family and I want to,” he said.
“I have a responsibility there with two young boys and my wife gets on with real life while I do the fun bits.
“I want to spend time with them and I do need a break. I said during last week that it’s taken every bit of me this season.
The tactician came straight from Japan to Scotland for the Celtic job without taking a breather. He is now reserving time away from the dugout to recharge and refresh for the coming assignments.
“I came from Japan to Celtic and I have done a season and a half without a break.
“I need to recharge the batteries and what I do know is that the expectations at Celtic, and my expectations, will be to be better.
“To do that, I have to be ready to go.”
Reports from Scotland state the Celts board are ready to discuss a new deal with the manager who came to put a break to Rangers’ dominance in Scotland in local competitions.
“I have always been driven by trying to create things that are special and being part of something that lasts.
“I am at a big football club, with 60,000 people here each week.
“It’s one of the most famous clubs in the world, we will be playing in the Champions League next year and I can win trophies. I couldn’t be happier.”
Celtic will arguably be trying their best to keep the man who has changed the atmosphere at the club lately.