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Former Rangers ace Joey Barton asks question about Scottish football

Joey Barton of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Former Rangers talent questions where the next great Scottish players and managers are.

Joey Barton of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Joey Barton's time at Rangers was far shorter than everybody expected, with the midfielder turfed out of Ibrox after a matter of months.

But the impact he made north of the border while at Rangers is still memorable, and not for the right reasons - although Celtic fans may disagree.

Barton himself still pays attention to the Scottish game, and yesterday took to Twitter to question whether the country is producing enough talent.

In response to a tweet about great Scottish managers of the past, Barton called out the lack of managerial and playing talent.

Scotland have produced many of the best managers the game has ever produced, but the top manager in their homeland is Brendan Rodgers, who hails from Northern Ireland.

South of the border it is only the beleaguered David Moyes flying the flag in a league once dominated by his countryman.

On the playing side, Scotland recently failed to qualify for the World Cup and have not made a major tournament since 1998.

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Perhaps the closest to a 'top player' from Scotland is Isle of Man born Celtic star, Kieran Tierney - a former opponent of Barton.

Tierney is already part of a history making Celtic side, has captained his country and made more than 100 first team appearances. A huge career beckons.

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