'They’ll never admit it' - Chris Sutton makes controversial claim about Rangers fans
Chris Sutton has controversially claimed that most Rangers fans end up agreeing with what he says, especially when it came to former managers Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha.
The outspoken BT Sports pundit and former Celtic striker was a regular critic of the former Nottingham Forest manager and the Portuguese coach during their time in Glasgow, and has also been critical of Graeme Murty and the board at Ibrox at various times this season.
Speaking to FourFourTwo magazine, Sutton – who has never really tried to hide his Celtic leanings – believes that most supporters respect him for having the guts to call it like he sees it, especially in a football crazy city like Glasgow.
“What I like about Glasgow is that people will tell you what they think. It’s not always what you want to hear but they’re forthright and upfront” he said, as quoted by the FourFourTwo website.
“I get a bit of stick from Rangers fans, but most of them end up agreeing with me – like over Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha, although they’ll never admit it…”
It should be pointed out that Sutton also regularly criticised former Celtic manager Ronny Deila during his time at Celtic Park, which didn’t go down well in the East End of Glasgow.
Sutton enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in his five years at Celtic, winning three league titles and playing a vital part in helping the team reach the UEFA Cup Final against Porto in 2003.
Since retiring from the game he had a brief but unsuccessful spell in charge of Lincoln, before embarking on his career as an outspoken pundit.
His constant digs at Rangers never go down very well with the fans, who have shown great animosity towards the ex-Celtic striker who will no doubt see his claim about their feelings as being controversial.
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