With a schedule lying in wait that will bring 23 – possibly rising to 24 depending on a League Cup tie – across 104 days, the intensity of this season will not take its time to heat up.

Kicking off with a home league game against Aberdeen as Celtic raise the Championship flag Ange Postecoglou’s side will be straight into the mire from the off.

There is a strong argument to suggest that the foundations for this season were firmly put in place across the two transfer windows and the 17 players that the Greek Australian has already brought in. Having delivered the title Postecoglou has bought not just trust, faith and respect in his philosophy but has also set in place the bigger plans he has for the job he wishes to implement at Celtic.

The vast majority of his signings have already made quite the impact. The jury will be out on one or two but essentially there is little question that right now Postecoglou is in the ideal position to bargain for further reinforcements given the trust that he has earned across the club; from the boardroom, the players and the fans.

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Joe Hart will have the literal number one shirt on his back this season but the Englishman has been in that role for the duration of his Celtic career. There will be interest if Benjamin Siegrist is his understudy this term.

Cameron Carter-Vickers will ensure that Hart has no new central defensive partners to get to know – unless Christopher Jullien -spotted training in his Celtic kit during his summer break - emerges from the shadows to pick up his Celtic career.

With Champions League games coming quickly in September, Postecoglou will want as settled a side he can muster and as quickly as possible. He's has made no secret of how distasteful he finds the word pragmatic which leads to an interesting choice of how he finds the balance in a European contest of marrying an attacking verve to a style and philosophy that is not naïve enough to leave Celtic over exposed and easily picked off.

To that end it is something of a throw-back that Celtic could well prioritise over the next few weeks.

With Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton off to pastures new there is a need for a midfield player capable of doing some of the dirty work in the middle of the park.

Neil Lennon’s contribution in a playing sense to Celtic often slipped under the radar but his willingness to break up play was most notable when he was absent from the starting line-up. The same could be said of Scott Brown who offered more than simply a pantomime bad-guy role in the middle of the park.

There were times last season in the Europa League and the Conference League when Celtic were picked off and exploited far too easily.

Postecoglou will not want to compromise the style of football that he wishes to play and that is a laudable asset but there are personnel choices that can enable a particular philosophy.