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It would be folly: Socceroos legend warns Ange of the huge PL risk he mustnt take

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It would be an act of “folly” for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou to accept the Everton manager’s job if the relegation-threatened English Premier League club offered him the position.

That’s the opinion of Socceroos great Robbie Slater, who said Postecoglou did not need to take the risk of going to the Toffees, such was their current instability on and off the field.

Former Socceroos coach Postecoglou has reportedly been “sounded out” by Everton, who sacked manager Frank Lampard after their 2-0 weekend loss to West Ham.

It was Everton’s 11th defeat in 20 Premier League matches this season, with only goal difference keeping them ahead of last-placed Southampton.

In contrast, Postecoglou has Celtic on target for back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles under his guidance as well as another crack at the UEFA Champions League.

It’s not the first time Postecoglou has been linked to the Everton job, with the former Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory coach’s name having been tossed around as a successor to Lampard when Celtic and Everton were in Australia in November for the Sydney Super Cup.

Ange Postecoglou (left) has been linked to the Everton manager’s job following the sacking of Frank Lampard. Picture: Richard Dobson

Ange Postecoglou (left) has been linked to the Everton manager’s job following the sacking of Frank Lampard. Picture: Richard Dobson

Source: News Corp Australia

Postecoglou, 57, this week spoke of not only players but coaches wanting to “maximise” their “opportunities”.

“That’s what all of us have in our careers, a limited time and we want to take opportunities,” he said.

However, Slater – who won an English Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 – believes Postecoglou would be far better off staying at Celtic rather than taking the Everton job if it was offered to him.

“Ange won’t go to Everton,” Slater said.

“They’re a club in crisis. It would be folly of him to go there.

“They are in serious danger of being relegated, it would be a huge risk, and one he doesn’t need to take considering the job he has at the moment.

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