Celtic legend Sutton hits back at Rangers chief’s title jibe

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Glasgow Rangers chief Dave King recently questioned the credibility of their five titles in a row.

Celtic manager Ronny DeilaCeltic manager Ronny Deila

Quoted by the Daily Mail, Celtic legend Chris Sutton has hit back at Glasgow Rangers chairman Dave King’s title jibe.

The Rangers chief recently stated that Celtic have only managed to win five titles in a row because of their fierce rival’s absence from the Scottish Premiership.

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In fact, as far as he is concerned, those title successes bear little credibility because of his own club’s implosion that year, instead saying that they have effectively only won one in a row.

That has not gone down well with Sutton, who has said that it is simply a matter of fact that Celtic have won five titles in a row.

“It’s purely about what happens on the park for me and Celtic have won five-in-a-row,” the Daily Mail reports him saying.

“Look, does it make more needle when people come out and make these statements? Yes. Do both sets of fans care? Of course they do. But I don’t think there’s an argument that Celtic haven’t won five in a row.”

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the Scottish Premiership trophy after the press conference

It will now be interesting to see if Celtic can make it six in a row next season now that Rangers have returned to the top flight.

Many are expecting Mark Warburton’s side to compete with the Hoops for the title, and their win in the Scottish Cup semi final showed that may be a possibility.

Should Celtic win it again though, there would surely be no questioning its credibility now that Rangers are back challenging.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

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