Ange Postecoglou has asked fans to put their faith in him, to believe in his methods and trust his judgement.
I get the sense most supporters are doing just that.
The Celtic board need to trust him as well – and that means backing him when January comes and beyond.
It also means getting ready to get the cheque book out next summer to secure Jota on a permanent deal.
I don’t know the ins and outs of his contract situation at Benfica but if it’s right about Celtic having first dibs on the winger for £6.5million, then they should be ring fencing the dosh right now.
Jota is only in the door five minutes but we’ve already seen enough to suggest he is more than decent and you suspect there is even more to come.
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Six and a half million is a lot of money to Celtic. It’s not a sum they’ve stumped up too often over the years.
But I would spin it around – could they afford not to splash that kind of dosh on a player who will have had a season under his belt at Parkhead.
Put it another way. Ryan Kent cost Rangers £7m. Who would Celtic fans rather have in their side?
Kent had a good season last year but he blows hot and cold. Jota was thrown in to this Celtic side and he’s delivered from the get go.
People have gone daft for his pass the other night for Kyogo’s goal against Ferencvaros the other night. It was a terrific ball. But Jota is no one-hit wonder. He’s done the business so far, with big goals and huge contributions and it will be interesting to see how he gets on when he’s fully settled.
But it is clear Postecoglou can be trusted in the transfer market.
Listen, no manager has a 100 per cent strike rate when it comes to signings. There are always going to be players who simply don’t work out.
Postecoglou brought in 12 players in the summer and the jury is still out on a few of them.
But when you look at the impact of his attacking signings, he certainly has an eye for front men.
Kyogo, Jota and Liel Abada have all made an impact at that end of the pitch.
We’ll need to see how the ones at the back get on after a bumpy start but there’s no issues at the other end of the pitch.
We can finally add Giorgos Giakoumakis to the list of attacking options now as well. It’s not been a great start for the Greek striker but I liked what I saw when he came off the bench the other day.
He looked a real presence. He’s big, strong and he held the ball up well. His attempted overhead kick was a bit pie in the sky but he was a threat.
Most of all he was something different. He gave Postecoglou another dimension, a physical presence and an alternative way to play when the game was shifting.
I was quietly impressed the other day. In Scotland we have a habit when sides win in Europe of branding the opposition hopeless and some were at it again with Ferencvaros.
This is a side that pushed Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen all the way, they dumped Slavia Prague in the qualifiers and reached the Champions League last year.
They are no mugs. I thought it was a mature performance from Celtic.
They managed the game and it really should have ended up five or six. There were still the odd moment of panic at the back, like when Carl Starfelt had a little wobble late on, but for the most part it was a comfortable afternoon.
It was a huge win in the context of the group. If Celtic avoid defeat in Hungary next week they will be pretty much guaranteed European football after Christmas in the Europa Conference League.
They shouldn’t settle for that though. There is still a chance of staying in the Europa and that should be the target.
Celtic can win in Budapest and get a result against Betis in Glasgow.
Leverkusen are strong but you don’t know how the group will look by the time we get to the final game. The Germans are likely to have qualified by then. It might be a stretch for Celtic this season but at least they are competitive after finishing rock bottom of the group a year ago.
And you’ve got to say things are looking more positive around the club after three big wins against Aberdeen, Motherwell and now Ferencvaros.
New players are finding their feet, the likes of Mikey Johnston is back, James Forrest and Christopher Jullien are on the way.
The manager is more comfortable in his surroundings as well.
I’ve still got some reservations about the set-up, with stuff like the inverted full-backs and so on, but if anyone bothers to look at Postecoglou’s track record they’ll see he takes a few short- term hits to get it right in the long term.
That could be the case at Celtic but for now he’s shown enough to deserve everyone’s trust.