Ange Postecoglou has opened up on how his move to Celtic came about and why he has Newcastle boss Eddie Howe to "thank" for it happening.

The Australian enjoyed two successful seasons in Glasgow, winning five out of six trophies, before departing for Tottenham Hotspur over the summer.

It is well documented that Howe was the favourite for the role at Celtic before Postecoglou eventually landed the job and the 58-year-old has detailed how he became boss at Parkhead in an interview with Gary Lineker.

Speaking to BBC, he said: "I’ve got to thank Eddie Howe because that was pretty much done.

"At the end, Eddie, for a number of reasons, just didn’t feel comfortable taking the role. They’d gone so far down the path of him being appointed that it was really late.

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"Pre-season was about to start and they had to make a quick decision. After that, I think they just saw something in me, with nothing to lose.”

Lineker then quizzed the Australian on whether Celtic was the move he had always been waiting on.

"Yeah, I was looking forward to it because it was the bit that was missing," he responded. "I’d had the success but I hadn’t had it in a place where I knew it could be impactful.

"I wanted to be in that environment. It was a moment. Me and my wife just sat there saying, ‘It’s happening.' At the age of 55, it was happening.”