Ange Postecoglou applauds Celtic title win after 'difficult year for Brendan Rodgers'

Ange Postecoglou acknowledged Celtic's "difficult" season but the Tottenham manager applauded Brendan Rodgers for winning the title.

The Hoops' campaign this season has had its ups and downs but was eventually crowned with a thumping 5-0 win over Kilmarnock in midweek to seal three-in-a-row. That added to Postecoglou's two as manager and the Australian remains in love with the club. The Spurs boss made sure to tune in to the game at Rugby Park and he was chuffed to see some of his old stars winning again.

And while he knows Rangers put up a fight against his old club, the 58-year-old was happy to see the squad and staff celebrating at Parkhead after full-time with thousands of fans in attendance.

"I love them mate, yeah," he said. "Great people, great manager, great staff, great footballers, unbelievable club. I watched the game and I know because I've experienced it how they'd have felt at that final whistle. Going back to Celtic Park late at night, it's a pretty special place and credit to them.

"It was a difficult year for Brendan and the guys but when it mattered, when it counted, they stood up and I couldn't be happier for everyone there."