Ange Postecoglou calls for Old Firm match to be free of big VAR delays

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The Celtic manager, Ange Postecoglou, has called on the match officials for the first Old Firm game of 2023 to ensure VAR delays do not disrupt the marquee fixture.

VAR’s arrival in the Scottish Premiership – it was first used at matches in October – has, perhaps unsurprisingly, proved controversial. Postecoglou was unperturbed about the introduction of the technology but, like umpteen managers, has since grown frustrated at the time taken to reach decisions. Monday’s Glasgow derby at Ibrox will bring with it intense focus on every refereeing decision.

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Written by Ewan Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jan/01/ange-postecoglou-old-firm-match-free-big-var-delays-rangers-celtic under the title “Ange Postecoglou calls for Old Firm match to be free of big VAR delays”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.