While retirement should be a long way ahead, former Socceroo coach and the current Celtic FC supremo Ange Postecoglou told Greek television that managing the Greek national team would be a fitting end to his career.

In response to a question posed by a Greek television journalist about whether he harboured ambitions to manage the Greek national team, Mr Postecoglou replied: “It would be perfect to end my career with the national team of Greece”.

The Celtic manager had managed the Australian national team between 2013 and 2017 a stint which included taking Australia to the world cup in Brazil in 2014 and guiding to qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He went on to manage Yokohama F Marinos in Japan (2017 to 2021) and in 2019, guided the team to its first J League title in 15 years.

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Along with coaching stints with various Australian teams including South Melbourne, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory, Mr Postecoglou also coached Greek third division side Panachiaki from March to December 2008.

In separate news, Scottish media have reported that Celtic FC efforts to sign Riley McCree had come to nothing after a last minute counter-offer had come in for the Socceroo midfielder.

Mr McCree is currently signed with Major League Soccer team Charlotte FC and has been on loan to English championship side Birmingham City for the past season and a half. Charlotte FC is set to make its MLS debut in February.