Celtic could win next season’s Scottish Premiership if they appoint the right manager and make a couple of key signings, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England striker revealed he was “very impressed” with the Hoops’ display in their 1-1 draw with Rangers on Sunday.

Celtic took the lead against their Glasgow rivals through a Mohamed Elyounoussi header early on before Alfredo Morelos levelled the scores before half-time.

With Celtic in front, they had a claim for a penalty turned down when Odsonne Edouard was adjudged to have dived inside the area.

Rangers full-back Borna Barisic went to ground to challenge the Frenchman but Willie Collum felt there was no contact.

Scott Brown claimed after the game it was a “stonewaller” and Agbonlahor agreed they should have been awarded a penalty.

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He told Football insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I think it was a penalty, to be honest.

“I can see why the referee gave a dive but if that was England and there was VAR it’s given as a penalty.

“It was a theatrical fall but the player slid in and didn’t touch the ball. I think it was a penalty. Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t.

“I was very impressed with Celtic. They showed great courage to try and win the game. To me, there was not much between the two teams.

“If Celtic can sort out the right manager and a couple more players I think next season it will be a 50/50 season.


“I don’t see Rangers winning the league by the same amount of points next season.”

The 1-1 draw means Rangers maintain their 20-point lead over Celtic with the title already confirmed.

In other news, a top pundit has told Celtic to avoid “fancy foreigners” after a manager’s “amazing” reveal to the BBC.