'Disgusting' - Jon Daly tears into Brendan Rodgers after Celtic win v Hearts
By Danny Wright
Hearts interim manager and former Rangers striker Jon Daly has slammed Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers after he questioned the the structure of the Edinburgh club following the dismissal of Ian Cathro.
Daly was taking charge of his first match at Tynecastle on Saturday, but saw his side slump to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of a Hoops side that began their Scottish Premiership title defence with a bang thanks to goals from Scott Sinclair, Callum McGregor and a Leigh Griffiths brace.
Cathro was sacked by Hearts earlier this week after they were knocked out of the League Cup.
That led Rodgers to raise his concerns about the management of the Jam Tarts, but that hasn’t gone down well with Daly, who has practically told the Norther Irish manager to focus on his own club.
“I thought Brendan’s comments were absolutely disgusting. Disgraceful,” said Daly, as quoted by the Daily Record.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
“A manager of his calibre should know better. I’ve followed Brendan’s career down south when he was at Liverpool.
“Not once did I hear him make a comment about the structures at Man United, Chelsea or Man City.
“But all of a sudden he comes to Celtic and thinks it’s acceptable to talk about the structure of our football club.”
Celtic put themselves top of the table with the big victory at Hearts on Saturday and look to have got off to a good start as they look to preserve their unbeaten run in domestic football.
Daly is having his second spell as interim manager at Hearts after he retired from his playing career in 2016.
In his playing days, the 34-year-old turned out for Dundee United, Rangers and Raith Rovers.
In other Celtic news, Rodgers is confident of securing a deal with this midfielder.