Rangers

By Harry Sykes

Neil McCann has been named the new manager of Dundee – and Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to pan the surprise appointment and offer some amusing responses.

Dundee announced on their official website on Tuesday night that club legend McCann has been made interim manager for the rest of the season.

McCann will cease punditry duties with Sky Sports to take the reins at the Scottish Premiership strugglers and try to maintain their top-flight status.

Celtic supporters were shocked that McCann has been handed such a testing job despite no previous managerial experience.

They took to social media in their droves to give their feedback, which included some humorous reaction and was undoubtedly partly a result of McCann’s connections to their bitter rivals Rangers.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

McCann has never held a managerial position before but he has a UEFA Pro Licence and has coaching experience at Dunfermline before landing the Sky pundit’s role full-time in 2015.

He will arrive at Dundee with the task of ending the rot and preventing the club slipping into the Scottish Championship.

The club have fallen to 11th, the relegation play-off place, in the top flight after a run of seven consecutive defeats.

Dundee have accumulated just 30 points from 33 league fixtures and are two points adrift of ninth-placed Hamilton and Motherwell in 10th.

McCann has impeccable Dundee credentials after starting and ending his career at the club.

The former midfielder also won all the domestic trophies available during his five years at Ibrox from 1998 to 2003.

In other Rangers news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth deal.

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