Ange Postecoglou left the footballing world with goosebumps after an emotional speech as Celtic celebrated their Scottish Premiership triumph with a 6-0 demolition of Motherwell on Saturday.
The Glasgow giants sealed their 10th Premiership title in 11 seasons at Dundee United on Thursday morning [AEST] and with a guaranteed home title party, they celebrated in style.
Japan striker Kyogo Furuhashi scored twice in the first half, either side of a goal from the former Motherwell midfielder, as Celtic led 3-0 at half-time.
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Portugal winger Jota made it 4-0 before substitute Giorgos Giakoumakis completed the loss with two goals.
It was an emphatic way for Postecoglou to complete his first season in charge, with the Australian winning the League Cup and Premiership and leading a side that had slipped 25 points behind Rangers to a side that finished four ahead of their rivals .
“Champions is who we are,” Postecoglou said as he handed over the microphone to address the Celtic fans.
“I just want to thank everyone involved from the leadership of the board and the best staff in the country – an incredible effort.
“I have a group of players who have been amazing – Scottish champions and well deserved. And for you the best [fans] in the planet – amazing.
“You kissed me, my family, that jumper. And I want everyone to enjoy today, enjoy the summer, and we’ll come back bigger and better – because we never stop.
It was Socceroo Tom Rogic’s final game for Celtic after revealing earlier in the week that he would be leaving at the end of the season.
“It’s hard to put into words. The club has been a huge part of my life,” Rogic said. sky sports after game.
“I can’t thank everyone enough, it was emotional for me and my family.
“I’m lucky to have had many great moments, been part of many successful teams and won many trophies.
“You look around and you see the atmosphere, it’s special. I will watch as a fan.
Speaking after the match, Celtic captain Callum McGregor paid tribute to Rogic and Nir Bitton, who is also leaving the club.
“It’s a dream come true for me,” McGregor said.
“I couldn’t have done it without the staff and the players, they were first class. Absolutely, [Bitton and Rogic are] two fantastic guys and [have had two fantastic] football careers at Celtic.
“Fantastic careers backed by massive support around the world. I would like to personally thank them and wish them the best.