This has to one of the most embarrassing articles I have ever read in my time of writing about Celtic and football.
And regular readers will know that I have seen a lot.
From racism, to misogyny to sectarianism, I’ve covered it all here on Born Celtic.
But Chris Jack’s latest article on what Rangers should look for in their new manager is just cringeworthy and, to be honest, archaic.
Jack wrote in The Herald, “It is best for Rangers to go British. There are no guarantees of success no matter the nationality, but a foreign appointment seems like a gamble that Rangers don’t need to take, and one that they perhaps cannot afford, given the situation on and off the park.”
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That is where I stopped reading. It’s straight out of the “How to Wear Brown Brogues With Pride” manual.
It’s an intrinsic piece of p*sh that appeals to the lowest common denominator of that fan base.
Out of all their managers, only FOUR have been foreign. Dick Advocaat, Paul le Guen, Pedro Caixinha and GvB.
It could be argued that out of that list only two have been unsuccessful in le Guen and Caixinha.
Has he forgotten Dick Advocaat won five trophies in his tenure including a Treble and GvB got them to a European final and won a Scottish Cup?
GvB has the same amount of trophies as Gerrard. Let that sink in.
Jack gets 100 staunch points for the article and a deserved rinsing by the Celtic support:
Ffs this clown Jack is spouting more p*sh. It’s a comic the d*ck should be writing for. https://t.co/6pGBRMCuE0
— Stevo (@SteveGi7188868) November 23, 2022
Someone pull this c*nt out of WWII
— sk (@stev_kerr) November 23, 2022
Wait till you find out about their old club’s signing policy.
— Celtic F1rst (@CelticF1rst) November 23, 2022
I think is actually based on him being well aware of how the media will treat their next manager. The Scottish football media have a distinct way of treating foreigners and any lack of immediate success will mean they turn on him.
— pablo5 (@pablo567) November 23, 2022
And that banger is considered a journalist 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️
— ThePort (@PortBhoy11) November 23, 2022
I’ll leave this as a final thought……….
Should note that backwards, parochial, based-on-nothing-quantifiable. Counter factual, dog whistle, click bait, embarrassing, gammon opinion hasn’t come from Rangers.
It’s come from one of “our leading” sports writers, in one of the country’s “leading” newspapers.
— 20 Minute Tims (@20MinuteTims) November 23, 2022