Chris Sutton aims dig at Pedro Caixinha before Celtic-Rangers showdown
By Amir Mir
Chris Sutton has aimed a final dig at Rangers before the much anticipated Old Firm clash kicks off on Sunday afternoon at Parkhead.
Former Premier League winner Sutton couldn’t help himself when saying that the Gers’ incoming manager, Pedro Caixinha is a “Celtic supporter”.
Qatari club Al-Gharafa confirmed on their official Twitter account on Thursday that they had granted the Portuguese permission to join the Scottish club.
Al-Gharafa got to agreement with The Scottish Club Rangers F.C. about transfer of the Head Coach Pedro Ciaxinha. pic.twitter.com/5pXir0MBrt
— Al Gharafa SC (@ALGHARAFACLUB) March 9, 2017
Around the time Caixinha’s name was being touted for the job at Ibrox, a video emerged online of him thanking his “Celtic brothers” after they won the SPL title under the club’s former boss Ronny Deila.
Therefore, it is no surprise that the outspoken pundit and Celtic legend Sutton couldn’t help but remind the fans of Caixinha’s comments days before the derby.
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“There was a lot of people talking about putting a Rangers man in charge,” Sutton told BT Sport before Dundee United against Hibernian on Friday night. “Now, they have a Celtic fan in charge.”
Former striker Sutton likes to stir the pot when commentating on footballing matters, especially when it relates to rival teams.
Sutton will be hoping his former side, who are managed by former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, can inflict a fourth defeat on their bitter rivals at the weekend.
Rodgers has already guided his side to three wins against the Gers this season, twice in the Scottish Premiership and the other occasion during the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup.
The last time the Glasgow duo met at Parkhead, it was the home team that ran out comfortable winners with Celtic winning the clash 5-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Moussa Dembele.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has responded to Ally McCoist’s comment about this Celtic ace.