Former Celtic hero Chris Sutton has had a pop at Sam Allardyce after the former England manager suggested anyone could win trophies at Celtic.
As we discussed earlier today, Allardyce was speaking on talkSPORT this morning during the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, mouthing off about Scottish football and how easy it is to win things, when discussing Brendan Rodgers.
He said: “We can all go to Celtic and win trophies. It will be Rangers soon the way they are going under Steven Gerrard.
“Fans expect you to win trophies and if you don’t do that then you’d get the sack. I agree with what Brendan was saying and it was a great move for him because it built his reputation again.
“But I didn’t think there was anything wrong with him because he was brilliant at Liverpool, just a bad patch of recruitment cost him his job.”
Sutton though is apparently having none of his comments, taking to Twitter this afternoon.
But not by launching it…Says a man who will never be given the chance to manage Celtic… https://t.co/4dhW55ymBZ
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 25, 2019
The former Hoops striker is, of course, correct with his assertion that Allardyce would never even get near the Celtic job and likely never would have at any stage in his career.
As for his comments about trophies heading to Ibrox, well, it’s a bit premature for all that isn’t it? They’ve yet to prove they can maintain consistency over the course of a whole season. We’ll also be favourites in the upcoming League Cup final at Hampden given our derby success at Ibrox earlier in the campaign.
It’s fair to say some fans enjoyed Sutton’s barbed jibe, taking to Twitter themselves to share their thoughts on it all…
Because he’s not good enough to manage a club of our size and stature he wouldn’t even make the shortlist for the Celtic job.
— Stephen Walsh🍀🇮🇪 (@steviebhoy_86) November 25, 2019
Coming fae a guy who has achieved very little in the game is a bit rich. Maybe he should put his bloated head on the line and take a job up here. Although I cannae see many clubs wanting to take him with such a dismal record 😂🤦♂️
— Chook Begbie (@RossyBoyChook) November 25, 2019
Absolute failure of a manager. It’s been proven time and time again that not anyone can manage Celtic or rangers.
— sourmash (@sourmash6) November 25, 2019
Big Sam, the Prince of the beautiful game 😂😂😂😂
— Paul (@PaulMacca63) November 25, 2019
Going to fav this and hope to see you challenge Mr Pints of Red Wine in May time when Stevie G gets sent packing after sealing 9 in a row for Celtic
— Niall Mallon (@Mallon7Niall) November 25, 2019
He’d get chased from Celtic within 6 month
— Steve (@stevec0471) November 25, 2019