Former A-League player Steve McGarry believes Celtic will only improve under Ange Postecoglou since the Hoops manager consistently improves his teams year after year.

McGarry was at Perth Glory, while Ange was able to completely construct Brisbane Roar. Ange won back-to-back titles in his native France and has since won titles in Japan and Scotland.

At Celtic Park, he’s already become a cult icon, with almost every individual fan developing a deep confidence in the Greek-Australian.

And, given Ange’s track record of building on success, McGarry feels things can only grow better under his leadership.

As quoted by the Daily Record, McGarry said: “He’s not afraid to try new things and to mix things up. As an opposition coach or manager, it is hard to second guess him because he is constantly trying to evolve and make his teams and players better.

“Ange’s teams definitely get stronger with every season. They won a couple A-Leagues when he was at Brisbane. He kept them winning at Roar and it’s hard in Australia because there is a salary cap and a lot of the teams have similar budgets and then it becomes more about your tactics and your recruitment.

“There are so many aspects that Ange can tweak and will use to his advantage. He’ll not only be improving their fitness but footballing IQ. Ralston is an example; he would have been on the periphery of the squad but is now a regular and in the Scotland side.

“Under Ange, he looks fitter, stronger, confident and an intelligent footballer who the manager is getting the most out of. He’s excelled and that’s what Ange does. That’s a sign of a good manager.”

Shocking: A-League star’s wife dies a tragic death

The Australian football world is in shock following the loss of Ulises Davila’s wife, Lily Pacheco, on Sunday evening.

On Monday morning, Macarthur FC revealed the tragic news, expressing condolences to the Mexican player and his extended family.

Uli Jnr, the couple’s two-year-old son, was their only kid.

Brisbane Roar wrote: “All of us at Brisbane Roar FC send our deepest condolences. We are sorry to hear this terrible news.”

Former Socceroos defender Robert Cornthwaite tweeted: “Devastating. Condolences to Ulises and his family.”

Melbourne FC posted: “Heartbreaking news. Everyone at City sends their condolences.”