Ange Postecoglou has helped resurrect Aussie star Tom Rogic’s form at Celtic. Here’s what led to his PFA Scotland Player of the Year nomination.
After struggling with form and injuries in recent years, Tom Rogic was almost sold to a club in Qatar last year under former Celtic boss Neil Lennon.
This season, former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is coaching Celtic and the turnaround from Rogic has been remarkable.
A Scottish title is imminent for the Glasgow heavyweight and the Canberran’s creative midfield role has been key.
Rogic has six goals and six assists this campaign, with his dazzling solo effort against Dundee United favourite to be chosen as the goal of the Scottish season.
The 29-year-old was included in the PFA Scotland Premiership Team of the Year and has now been nominated for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award.
Rogic always looks dangerous with the ball at his feet and looks composed when in possession. He looks very balanced for his height and glides past opposition players with ease.
Ange has his compatriot playing attacking, free-flowing football. Rogic has been injecting himself behind the front line, tasked with creating chances for his strikers.
He of course played under Postecoglou when the Celtic manager was in charge of the Socceroos between 2013 and 2017.
“It’s been good having him (Postecoglou) here,” Rogic told Celtic media.
“He’s a fantastic manager.
“Everyone can see the style of football we’re playing, the success we’ve had to date and will hopefully have in the future.”Embed from Getty Images
Rogic believes Postecoglou he ‘potentially’ may have his best years ahead of him.
The Hoops have already claimed the Scottish League Cup this season and will effectively seal another Scottish Premiership title as soon as this weekend.
Rogic is one of four players nominated for the PFA Scotland Premiership Player of the Year award, alongside Celtic captain Callum McGregor, Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon and Ross County winger Regan Charles-Cook.