New Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has vowed to bring a new perspective to the Hoops.

The 55-year-old Australian has taken over at Parkhead, four months after his predecessor Neil Lennon departed.

Speaking at his first press conference, Postecoglou said: "I guess what I bring is maybe a different perspective.

"I've had a different journey from many others. Most of my career has been spent on the other side of the world and in internationals.

"Every team I've coached has had a very clear identity.

"I think that was one of the reasons I was chosen. In my 25 years in coaching, my teams have always played a certain way."

Celtic finished 25 points behind Steven Gerrard's unbeaten Scottish Premiership winners Rangers last term and Postecoglou is in no doubt about the scale of the task facing him as he looks to return Celtic to the top.

He said: "It is a massive challenge. But as a manager you always get opportunities where it's a massive challenge. You don't really walk into places where it's running smoothly.

"It's a process where you have to go through certain steps. If we play our football, we've got a decent chance of success."

Celtic spent three months chasing former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe before the deal collapsed.

But Postecoglou does not mind being second choice - or worse.

"You're assuming I was second choice," he said. "I might have been fifth choice... I don't know.

"It doesn't really bother me. What's important is that I've been given this opportunity."