BT Sport pundit: Rangers fans won't want to hear this
By Harvey Byrne
BT Sport pundit and former Scotland international Michael Stewart believes Rangers fans won’t want to hear his latest comments in regards to their fierce Glasgow rivals Celtic.
The two Scottish giants are currently separated by a huge 36 points in the Premiership table with two matches left and many consider the Gers to have had an unsuccessful campaign, while the Hoops have dominated the top-flight and currently sit unbeaten after 36 matches.
The title victory has also marked Celtic’s sixth consecutive Premiership win and Stewart believes Brendan Rodgers’ men now look more likely to win 10 in a row than not.
Meanwhile, Stewart has slammed Rangers, labelling them a “shambles,” while also claiming they “look of a club built on sand”.
“Rangers fans won’t want to hear it,” started Stewart in his column for the Scottish Sun.
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“But Celtic winning ten in a row looks more likely to me than not.
“Brendan Rodgers’ side have won this season’s title in a canter and the Treble is very much on.
“And I can only see their domination continuing in the years to come.
“I said this time last year that Celtic had missed a chance to put down a marker while Rangers were toiling in the lower divisions.
“There could’ve been a philosophy at the club which ensured they couldn’t be caught when Rangers returned to the Premiership.
“They blew that and wasted four years. But with the arrival of Brendan Rodgers, everything in the Celtic garden is rosy.
“The club are exactly where they should have been all along — miles ahead in terms of first-team foundations, structure and finances.
“For those reasons, there’s no question for me that ten in a row is eminently achiev-able. I’d say it’s odds-on.
“And that would apply even if Brendan Rodgers wasn’t around to oversee it.
“Let’s not kid ourselves.
“Rodgers is a top manager and will have ambitions to manage in one of the world’s top leagues.
“But for me that relationship looks a good fit at the moment — both for Celtic and for Rodgers.
“He’s revelling in the way he has his side playing and I thought the introduction of two kids, Michael Johnston and Anthony Ralston, against St Johnstone last week was interesting.
“That suggests he’s out to build a legacy at Celtic — and let’s be honest, who’s going to de-rail it?
“Across the city, their biggest rivals are a shambles.
“Okay, they’ve been working in a different environment over the past few seasons, but there were still opportunities to re-build in a meaningful way.
“There could’ve been foundations put in place. Instead Rangers still has the look of a club built on sand.”
Rangers went into the season with hopes that they could challenge Celtic at the top of the Premiership once again after winning the Championship with 81 points and 25 wins from their 36 matches.
However, promotion winning manager Mark Warburton has since lost his job in charge after an underwhelming first season back in the top-flight.
Fans will now be hoping March appointment Pedro Caixinha can help plug the gap with Celtic and try and put a stop to the Hoops winning 10 titles in a row.