ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SEPTEMBER 06: Coach of Australia, Ange Postecoglou looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between UAE and Australia at Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium on September 6, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

When Fox Footy takes a moment out of their half time show to give you, not only a mention, but a heartfelt and sincere congratulations, you know you must be doing something right in the sporting world.

The well-wishes came from rusted on Aussie Rules man Eddie Maguire, alongside AFL legend Dermott Brereton, congratulating Ange Postecoglou on his official appointment as Celtic FC Manager.

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Over the past 15 years, Ange has worked his way into the Australian sporting consciousness due to his successes with Brisbane Roar (still the most successful undefeated streak in Australian sporting history) and then with his fine work winning the 2015 Asian Cup with the Socceroos.

However, the reality is that he was already very well known in the football world before this. Having played for South Melbourne FC under the tutelage of Ferenc Puskas- learning his craft from the legendary Hungarian goalscorer whom the FIFA goal of the year award is named after).

It's here that he developed his philosophies of attack, and moulded them with his tough and uncompromising nature. As a manager with South Melbourne he won two NSL titles before the age of 35. He was clearly born to manage.

A relative unknown to the European football world, he's taking on a daunting challenge, to re-establish Celtic as the powerhouse in Scotland and topple Steven Gerrard's Rangers FC after they went undefeated this season.

This chance to showcase what an Australian can do with a big club is what he's been waiting for, we examine why we think it might work for the best.

Postecoglou is not afraid of any challenge, you get the impression he genuinely thought Australia could win a World Cup one day under his guidance.

Rather than arrogance, this is more a belief in the systems that he could put in place that the players could execute. More to the point, it was a belief in his players.

This was the case at Brisbane Roar, as Thomas Broich told The Athletic, Postecoglou could captivate the room with his philosophies.

"If we do things the way that other teams have done before, we might be able to be successful, but we would be a copy of others," said Broich.

"Through that approach, through his storytelling, he created an atmosphere where we though nothing was impossible.

"This is one of the things I admired most about him" Broich said, "that he was able to make every single player better, in every single session.. [even] just in life generally."

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This nature of no fear or doubt can rub some the wrong way, he seems aloof, quiet and even abrasive at times. He's not here to be mates with anyone, but that's not his job.

He craves respect more than anything. He shows respect to everyone, so he feels that it should be a two-way street.

He's also not afraid to make the tough calls, at both Brisbane and with the Socceroos, he cleared out hardened veterans such as Danny Tiatto (Brisbane) or Mark Schwarzer (Australia), players with plenty to say and plenty of sway in the change rooms, for those he felt suited his cause better.

This will be the same at Celtic. It's perhaps fortunate that Celtic talisman Scott Brown has retired, rather than be Ange's first potential casualty.

This nature is likely to lead to plenty of clashes with both the media and the board, but this is all down to his own self-belief in his philosophies and work ethic. If he can weather these storms, there is real potential for something amazing to happen.

As one fan commented on a forum this week, "you get the impression Ange would swim from Australia for this opportunity", such is his drive and dedication.

As proof of how driven he is when it comes to something he has in mind, look no further than Broich. Ange was scouting in Belgium when he had the chance to meet with Broich to convince him to join the Roar. He drove nine hours to Germany to sit down with Broich for an hour and convince him of his plan and vision.

Things will be done his way. Ange will again adapt to a new league, just as he did when taking over Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan.

Doubts crept in after a poor first season, to which he responded "I enjoyed last year when everyone was doubting me and not sure about where we're heading."

A year later they had gone from relegation battlers to champions of Japan. With the Socceroos he ushered out the Golden generation while ushering in a new generation by wining the Asian Cup on home soil in 2015. His Brisbane Roar team were regarded as nobodies before they became unbeatable.

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The bottom line is, Celtic are getting an unorthodox manager. One who isn't concerned with what anyone thinks of him, particularly the media.

He won't be afraid to clash with anyone he needs to and won't be afraid to get rid of those who don't back him.

But for those who stay, there is a real chance of something special in the offing. His track record speaks for itself, he can produce winning teams, and from what history says, the more resources he has at his disposal, the better his teams perform.

All of this comes with a caveat, Ange does things his way. If things become untenable with management, he has a tendency to walk before he's pushed.

However, you'd have to assume the Celtic board are well aware of this.

This is a man who once said "I wanna wake up tomorrow morning and the papers are not talking about the next AFL player who f***ing farted, or f***ing NRL player who did something stupid... I want 'em taking about us!"

Ange will have the chance to showcase what Australian football is all about on the big stage and finally get the respect he and Australian football deserves.