Former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs believes that Rangers can do what his Hoops side do and stop a team winning 10 titles in a row, but he thinks they should give up the next two title in order to have a real go when the Hoops get to nine titles.
With the Hoops set to win their seventh title in a row, they are only three titles away from winning ’10 in a row’, which has never been done in Scotland before.
Stubbs, whose Hoops side stopped the Gers clinching 10 in a row in 1998, concedes that it seems likely that the Hoops will win the 10, but claims that the Light Blues should build a team for two season’s time, and then they can have a right go at winning the title.
“If you are gauging it by now, there is a very good chance that it is going to get to that,” Stubbs said, as quoted by the Scotsman.
“But the one thing that Rangers have got as a bonus, is that they have two years now to try to establish a team that is going to put together a challenge for that season.
“In the same way we did when Rangers got nine and in the 10th season we were able to put a challenge up that was able to prevent Rangers from getting 10.
“If they make the right signings it is possible but going by what has happened over the last few years, it is looking unlikely.”
Football Insider verdict
This is a very odd attitude by Stubbs, who thinks that the Gers should virtually give up the next two titles to stop Celtic when they are on nine in a row. There is no way that Light Blues fans would accept that, and nor should they, as football is all about winning trophies, not about planning for the future – in most instances anyway. What the Gers have to do is appoint a new manager to replace Graeme Murty in the summer and then they can go from there, and begin their attempt to once again become the biggest club in Scotland.
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