Ange Postecoglou turns Celtic into passing kings of the world as 'Ange-ball' leads Manchester City and Bayern MunichA study of 40 top divisions across the globe shows no-one moves it better than the Hoops this season.
After some initial uncertainty over his appointment, Celtic fans are loving life under Ange Postecoglou.
The Greek-Australian boss has clear and uncompromising ideas about how the game should be played, with quick attacking football based around possession the order of the day.
And that approach is paying off in spades as new research indicates Celtic are pulling their opponents about more than anyone else in the WORLD.
Postecoglou's style has been compared to the likes of Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri but when it comes to moving the ball his side have them beaten this season.
The CIES Football Observatory collated data on the number of passes attempted per match and their average length for teams from 40 leagues worldwide.
The Croats have moved the ball for 11.8 kilometres per match, on par with Ajax and just ahead of Bayern Munich and Manchester City but a full km less than Celtic.
It will come as no surprise that Rangers are second in Scotland for this metric, with 587 passes and 10.5km per match.
Aberdeen and Hearts come in with 10km each, with Hibs in fifth with 9.4km.
But it's Celtic who lead the way across those 40 leagues, further proof that 'Ange-ball' has truly taken hold at Parkhead.
Most ball circulation across 40 leagues worldwide10 - Barcelona: 11.km per match
9 - Bodo/Glimt: 11.1km
8 - Liverpool: 11.3km
7 - MSK Zilina: 11.5km
6 - Sevilla: 11.5km
5 - Manchester City: 11.6km
4 - Bayern Munich: 11.7km
3 - Ajax: 11.8km
2 - Dinamo Zagreb: 11.8km
1 - Celtic: 12.8km