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Joe Hart also lifted the lid on his first conversations with Ange Postecoglou that eventually persuaded him to move to Celtic.

He told the In The Stiffs podcast: “I thought it was amazing that a club like Celtic wanted to have a conversation with me. I didn’t know who [Ange Postecoglou] was. Not many people did.

“I got on the phone and he was like ‘Hi Joe how are you?’

“I just went ‘Look this probably seems a bit full on what I am about to say but I need to say it for you to get a clear understanding of where I am at and who I am. You need to be really clear if you want to pursue this with me saying what I am going to say. If you don’t I won’t take offense but this is what I feel I require to bring something to the table for you.’

“I explained the situation. I said look I am the kind of guy who gives everything that I have got and I feel like that has not gotten me anywhere so far but I am not willing to give up on my principles.

“I am the kind of guy who needs love, I like to feel appreciation for what I am doing, I like to be a huge part of the dressing room, I like to help, I like to work with managers and I don’t like to work against people and I like to be backed. If that is not something you feel you can give to me then it is absolutely not an issue. Trust me, I have had worse things said to me.

“He said: ‘Look I have not even asked anyone about you as a goalkeeper. I know what you are like as a goalkeeper. You can go in goal. I have done a bit of research on you as a person, had some good references and now I have had this conversation with you I am going to pursue it.'”

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