Date: 7th June 2019 at 8:00am
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Jackie McNamara has claimed there is building “tension” at Celtic over their historic ten-in-a-row title pursuit and it will “get worse over the next two years”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Hoops skipper is convinced the pressure will rise at Parkhead as the club close in on breaking Rangers’ current title record.

Celtic are aiming to go one better than the nine-in-a-row secured by their bitter rivals in 1997, as well as themselves in the early 1970s, and are firmly on course after recently completing their eighth consecutive success in their latest treble triumph.

“I think if you ask any Celtic fan the aim is to win 10 league titles in a row. I’m sure they would be happy with that rather than, you know, the European success short-term or getting into the Champions League,” McNamara told Football Insider.

“The priority for the fans is to try and win that that 10th title in a row.”

McNamara is convinced the pressure is rising off the pitch among the Celtic fans as the tantalising possibility of one of the greatest ever achievements in Scottish football edges closer.

“I think the tension’s started to build in the last year because it’s getting nearer, that (10 in a row),” he added to Football Insider. “The last old firm game, there was quite a bad fall out from that.

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“You see more and more on social media and more and more things happening and I think it will get worse over the next 2 years depending on how the league goes.”

Celtic secured their third consecutive domestic treble this season and Neil Lennon was subsequently appointed the permanent manager on a 12-month rolling contract.

In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that the Hoops have submitted a formal multi-million pound bid for a Premier League 26-year-old.