Former Scottish footballer Alan Brazil has publicly apologised over the doubt he cast on the appointment of Australian manager Ange Postecoglou, declaring he enjoys “eating humble pie”.
Postecoglou is this week enjoying one of his greatest sporting achievements after his side Celtic claimed the Scottish league title in the Australian manager’s maiden season
When Postecoglou joined the Glasgow Giants last year, there were many doubters questioning if he was the right choice, with Celtic missing out on the title that season to fierce rivals Rangers.
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Brazil, a former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United player, had one of the more iconic moments when he opted to poke fun at Postecoglou’s signing on TalkSport.
“This has got to be a wind up,” Brazil said at the time before sarcastically adding that Postecoglou’s appointment would be “great”.
But Brazil was left to eat his words this on Friday.
While making a public apology on air, Brazil compared Postecoglou’s appointment to Arsene Wenger, who before enjoying Premier League success with the Arsenal, had transferred over from the J-League in 1996.
“Listen, I am delighted. I like eating humble pie and I’m delighted,” Brazil said.
“I will apologise live, now. Ange, different class. What a job you’ve done. It’s fantastic and I take it all back.
“It was the same when Arsene Wenger came and I went, ‘Who?’ I didn’t know who they were and obviously David Dein had a lot to do with that and someone has spotted the talent and brought him over and he’s loved every minute of it.”
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