By Harvey Byrne
Celtic fans on Twitter have absolutely destroyed former Rangers winger and Sky Sports pundit Neil McCann after manager Brendan Rodgers agreed a new deal at the club.
The 44-year-old ex-Liverpool boss has proven a huge success in Scotland and has already helped the Hoops to a league title as they sit unbeaten in the Scottish top-flight after 31 matches.
The Northern Irishman’s success had brought his future in Glasgow into doubt and many fought he may have been tempted by a return to England.
One of those was McCann, who stated while on Sky Sports that he believed Rodgers leaving Celtic would throw a “spanner into the works” for the club.
Is that right aye? pic.twitter.com/wZY7vcaLco
— matt mcglone (@MattMcGlone9) April 7, 2017
However, the Hoops made a huge statement of intent on Friday afternoon by announcing that Rodgers had agreed a new four-year deal at the club.
BREAKING: Faith in our future. Brendan Rodgers signs new four-year deal with Celtic Football Club. #Brendan2021
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 7, 2017
The news understandably delighted Celtic fans on social media, but others were also keen to call out McCann after his earlier comments.
Many Hoops fans were eager to post humorous GIF’s in the direction of McCann, while one stated he wished he was in the former Scotland international’s company after it was announced.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Marty Bolingoli #DissolveTheUnion (@martybhoy1979) April 7, 2017
— Jim McLean (@BigslimJim1980) April 7, 2017
Neil McCann reacts to Brendan Rodgers new 4yr deal pic.twitter.com/pYDMF0VfMk
— Stephen Wray 🏴 (@TheBhoyWray) April 7, 2017
Neil McCann must be choking on his words now after they crass comments after the Hearts game about BR leaving Paradise#BrendanRodgers
— John McCann (@jmcc1533) April 7, 2017
A wish a was in Neil McCann's company when that was announced😂😂
— Graeme Hughes (@graemehughes01) April 7, 2017
At least Neil McCann is taking the news well! pic.twitter.com/6iRJraYuwN
— Martin McGinley (@thebhoy913) April 7, 2017
In other Celtic news, here is what Rangers fans had to say about Rodgers’ new deal.