Australian football legend Harry Kewell can’t wait for his compatriot Ange Postecoglou to start a Scottish Premiership title rivalry with Steven Gerrard.
Kewell played alongside Gerrard at Liverpool but as an icon of the game Down Under he also knows the new Celtic boss well.
Like most luminaries of the game in his home country he’s only got positive things to say about the former Socceroos manager.
And the new Barnet manager reckons he’ll force Gerrard and Rangers into a rethink – as they won’t have faced a Hoops team quite like the one Postecoglou will mould over the coming months.
Asked if Postecoglou will be up for the Glasgow rivalry, Kewell told Sky Sports: “I don’t think he’s going to have a choice.
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“I think there’s definitely going to be a rivalry.
“I think it will bring the best out of Steven as well. Ange will bring something different.
“I think Steven is going to have to look at this from a completely different spectrum now.”
Kewell did question Celtic’s call to sign Postecoglou on a 12-month rolling contract, although that is how the club approach most managerial appointments with Brendan Rodgers a rare exception to the rule.
He added: “He’s a fantastic guy. It’s fantastic news that they’ve gone for an Australian.
“I hear it’s a 12-month rolling contract, which is a shame because I think it takes longer for a manager to put his stamp on it.
“He’ll have his own ideas, he won’t be tempted to play any other way. He’ll definitely be challenging.”