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Postecoglou: Puskas would be proud to see me take Celtic to Real Madrid

Ange Postecoglou believes Real Madrid great Ferenc Puskas would have been proud to see his protege lead Celtic into a Champions League double-header against the Spanish giants.

Postecoglou played under the Hungarian for South Melbourne from 1989 to 1992 and soaked in as much knowledge from him before eventually moving into management at the same club.

The Hoops boss could do little else but reflect on the influence of the late Hungary and Real Madrid forward - who won the European Cup three times among many other honours - after Celtic were drawn against the Champions League holders, RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk in Group F.

Ahead of Sunday's Scottish Premiership match at Dundee United, live on Sky Sports, Postecoglou admitted the matches against Real Madrid would be "pretty special" and not only because it will be the first time in 42 years that the clubs have met in competitive games.

He said: "Obviously, I was pretty fortunate and blessed to have Ferenc Puskas as my manager for three years.

I asked as many questions as I could about his whole Real Madrid experience because it was such a fantastic team, not just in the timespan of when he was playing but beyond that, they really established themselves as one of the world's greatest sides with the football they played.

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