Ange Postecoglou's all-encompassing influence at Celtic has set the template for success in Scottish football that even Rangers must now copy, according to former striker Kenny Miller.

The Australian's remit regularly goes beyond coaching and managing and expands into recruitment, with several new players coming as a result of Postecoglou's personal recommendation.

Such success led Celtic principal shareholder Dermot Desmond to remark last season that Postecoglou is "chairman of the board at Celtic as far as football recruitment is concerned and all things football are concerned".

With Rangers recently losing sporting director Ross Wilson to English Premier League club Nottingham Forest, Miller reckons the Celtic template is one the Ibrox club should copy with their own manager.

“Let Michael Beale copy Ange Postecoglou and he can help Rangers to topple Celtic," Miller wrote in his Daily Record column.

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“Michael has come out and said he can oversee both jobs in the short term. He would want that because, in terms of a manager, it will give him more control and say in who comes in.

“When you look across the city, Ange didn’t have a sporting director and did most of his own recruitment. Ange’s influence has been a big deciding factor in the players he has brought in.

“You can see that. How many of these players would people at Celtic have known about had it not been for Ange?

“He knew the players, their characters and what they could do. As a result, most of Celtic’s signings have turned out to be a good fit. 

“I don’t think there is any doubt Michael can do the same. He knows what he wants.

“I get the frustrations of the fans who were expecting Rangers to kick on after they won the league. It never quite happened. Celtic, under Ange, came straight back and dominated.”

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