Celtic’s new signing Aaron Mooy says he joined the club to win trophies and is happy to be back working with former Australia boss Ange Postecoglou again.
Mooy joined Celtic’s list of summer recruits when he signed a two-year deal earlier this week and is working with his new team-mates as they prepare to defend their domestic crown and compete in the Champions League.
The experienced midfielder said the opportunity to win things was a major factor in his decision to move to Glasgow when he had options after leaving Chinese side Shanghai Port.
“It’s obviously a huge club with a massive history and when I found out I had the opportunity to come, it didn’t take me long to say yes,” he said. “I’m very happy to be here.
“I’m here to enjoy my football. Obviously Celtic challenges for trophies as well and I haven’t won many in my career so hopefully I can be part of a successful team.
“You can move to different countries and maybe play in strong teams but when Celtic came up, I couldn’t turn it down and I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
Mooy will also be reunited with Postecoglou after playing under him when the Celtic boss was Australia manager.
The player is on record as having described Postecoglou as an “intimidating” figure and he joked that his boss still had that quality.
“The manager obviously I know from a few years with the national team,” he said. “He likes to play good football, get the ball on the deck with quick triangle patterns and I enjoyed it a lot.
“It makes it a little bit easier for me to make the transition because I know what he likes. Hopefully it all works out for everyone.
“He’s still intimidating, yeah. He just has that aura about him. He keeps you on your toes and pushes you.
“He’s done an amazing job at Celtic so far and I’m sure he will continue to do well.”