Leigh Griffiths has admitted he was blown away by Ange Postecoglou – despite the Aussie being the man who decided his Celtic career was over. 

Following revelations about his private life, Griffiths was booed when he came on as a substitute against West Ham at Parkhead in pre-season. 

It was to be his final appearance in the Hoops, something that pains the Falkirk striker to this day. 

But he doesn't hold any grudges against the Aussie coach who wasn’t given much choice given the situation that unfolded. 

He told the Daily Record: “I did leave Celtic with regrets about the way it all ended. There was a story about me in the summer which was disappointing from my point of view. I spoke to people at Celtic and the other people involved in the entire investigation process. 

“It was established that I hadn’t done anything wrong. That’s when I felt Celtic should have come out and said they had spoken to me and everyone else involved and that nothing had been found and I was free to continue playing and scoring for the club. 

“Had they done so then that would have been it as there was nothing there. 

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“I was flung back into training and the new manager was absolutely unbelievable with me – I don’t have a bad word to say about Ange. I don’t have a bad word to say about anyone at Celtic. 

“Ange had come in and it was his job to get the team up and running and he’s then hit with this bombshell. I had to come back and do a mini pre-season. 

“Then I played against West Ham and it’s the lowest I have ever felt in football. I left that game, climbed into the car and drove back home. 

“I was crying – that was the point that I knew my time was done at Celtic. 

“I said it in the car home, I couldn’t do this any more. It sounds strange but I can’t be a player who is booed both home and away. 

“If I was playing at home I was going to be booed by my own fans and the away fans. If I went away from home I’m booed by the home and away fans when I touch the ball.”