ANGE POSTECOGLOU says he is paying no attention to reports linking him with the vacant manager’s position at Brighton, insisting that his full focus is on Celtic.

The Celtic manager is on the English Premier League side’s shortlist to replace Graham Potter, who was appointed as Chelsea manager last week, but Postecoglou says that any interest in luring him south is irrelevant.

And as he arrived in Warsaw for his team’s Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk, Postecoglou was clear about where his priorities lie.

“It’s not really relevant in my world or in my space,” Postecoglou said.

“I have done that my whole career, I have just focused on being as successful as I can for the club I represent.

“If I do that everything else takes care of itself because things change pretty quickly in football.

“If I’m not successful here it won’t be other options that open up for me, it’ll be this one that closes.

“We’ve tried to sort of build the team as quickly as we possibly can. We did that last year knowing that we needed to bring success to the football club. We are in the Champions League now so our role now is to be the best we can be in that and try to make an impact this year. Where that takes us, or how far that takes us, we’ll see at the end.

“I have always been mindful of making sure that every opportunity we get we try to grab. Whether it’s come too early or come at the right time, we do know that Champions League football is here for us and we want to take that opportunity.”

Meanwhile, Postecoglou says it is not his place to tell the Celtic fans how to conduct themselves if there is a minute’s silence held prior to the Shakhtar Donetsk game in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, though it was still unconfirmed whether that would be taking place as of last night.

“I will abide by whatever regulations there are,” he said. “I’m not the keeper of people’s obligations. “We live in a society where people can express their own values in any way they want.

“I will be doing it my way and my club will do it our way, and everyone else can do what they like."