For Leeds United, No Postecoglou

Seriously, folks?

Come on,now. I mean, seriously: Could there be any more ridiculous and nonsensical ramblings going on over the last 48 hours than Ange Postecoglou going to Leeds United to replace Jesse Marsch?

Ange Postecoglou: Celtic now, Celtic in the future.

Leeds United has released Marsch into the wild, and possibly right into the U.S. Men’s National Team post, replacing Gregg Berhalter. But I digress. What’s important is that the short list, according to experts, has been narrowed down to three candidates.

None of which is Ange.

So just take a minute, take a breath, and calm down already.

This stands to reason: Postecoglou is under contract to Celtic until June of this year — at least. Let me emphasize the last part of that: AT LEAST. It would be heinous of the board to let him get away, and he deserved, among other things, a king’s ransom to stay with the Hoops.

And despite the inevitability of him being drawn southward, it’s not going to be with a relegation-prone Leeds United. In fact, Postecoglou would probably stay longer, too, with a new contract. At least it is my fondest hope that he will, since he’s been a godsend to the club.

One more thing

After a looooooooooooooooong hiatus between the World Cup fiasco(es) and the start of the new year — which has been more rainy than usual in these parts — it’s good to be back.

We have St. Mirren on Saturday at the very reasonable hour of 5:30 p.m., your time — which is 9:30 a.m. mine — at Celtic Park on our way to the Scottish Cup. Mon the Hoops!