'Stonewaller' - John Hartson admits worries over potential Celtic exodus
Former Celtic striker John Hartson has boldly predicted that the Hoops will become the first Scottish team to win 10 titles in a row, and only the departure of boss Brendan Rodgers is a threat to that.
Both the Hoops and Rangers have won nine titles in a row, but Hartson is extremely that the current Hoops run – which is set to reach seven titles possibly against Rangers on Sunday – that the Hoops can set new records – unless there is some kind of exodus.
“Ten-in-a-row is going to happen. That’s a stonewaller” Hartson said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“The only way that doesn’t happen is if Brendan Rodgers decides to leave Celtic, some of the players go with him and they bring in manager that’s not as good as Rodgers.
Hartson believes that the only threat to the Hoops domination would be if Rodgers is replaced by someone of a similar ilk to Old Firm failures Pedro Caixinha or Ronny Delia.
“If you bring in a Pedro or if you bring in a Delia then that could happen and they could stop it.”
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It is a bit of a presumptuous statement from Hartson, but you can understand where he is coming from. It would take some sort of football miracle to stop the current Hoops juggernaut, which seems set on breaking as many records as possible, as they sit on the verge of a second domestic treble in two years. Of course, the big question is about Rodgers’ future, but if the Hoops are able to replace Rodgers with a manager of a similar high standard then they should be able to continue their winning run, and 10 in a row will begin to look like a formality.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops could soon be forced into a decision about Tom Rogic