Celtic supporters will be delighted with the latest comments from former Rangers manager Walter Smith.
Smith, who left the Ibrox club in 2011, admitted to the Daily Record that he believes that the Hoops have established a ‘natural order’ of winning the Scottish Premiership.
“I hate to use the two words, but the ‘natural order’ has been that Celtic have been winning championships and to reverse that Rangers must find stability and a better level of player” Smith said.
The reason Hoops fans will be so delighted is that it isn’t often that a former manager of Rangers is so honest about the Hoops being so far ahead of the men from Ibrox.
The Hoops are on the verge of clinching a seventh title in a row, and Smith is correct that unless his former side close the gap quickly then Brendan Rodgers’ side could well win ten titles in a row, breaking the record of nine titles in a row set previous by the Hoops in the 1970s and the Gers in the 1990s.
Perhaps if the Gers had managed to win the recent Old Firm derby Smith’s comments might have taken on a different tone, but the Hoops’ 3-2 win with ten men saw them all but clinch the league title and once again leave Rangers in the dust.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have been linked with Real Zaragoza centre-forward Borja Iglesias