Celtic fans mock Barry Ferguson over his pick for Rangers manager

Celtic fans celebrate during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Barry Ferguson believes getting the old Rangers band back together could stop Celtic's domination of Scottish football.

Celtic fans show their support during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Celtic fans will have woken up this morning with the bitter taste of that humiliating 7-1 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in their mouths.

But at least former Rangers skipper Barry Ferguson has improved their mood somewhat. It’s a month since ‘agent’ Pedro Caixinha was sacked by Celtic’s Old Firm rivals – but Rangers appear no closer to hiring a replacement.

But, in the eyes of Ferguson, there are two men who could come to the Ibrox giants rescue and put an end to Celtic’s six-year long monopolisation of the Scottish top flight.

Barry Ferguson of Rangers is tackles John Kennedy of Celtic during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on October 20, 2007 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“People will question what I’m about to say here and ask if I’m on drugs or something. However, my preference for the next Rangers boss would be to reunite Graeme (Souness) and Walter (Smith) and bring them back to Ibrox,” Ferguson told the Daily Record, while admitting a return to Ibrox for the legendary duo is unlikely.

“Stopping Celtic from making it 10 (league titles in a row) is the biggest challenge Rangers have faced in their history. They need strong leadership and that’s why Souness and Smith fit the bill.

“This is arguably the most important appointment in the history of the club.”

Oct 1990:  Graeme Souness (left) Manager of Rangers and Ally McCoist

Souness led Rangers to successive league titles in 1989 and 1990 before his assistant coach Walter Smith took over at the helm and lifted another seven crowns in seven years. The most recent of those, however, was 20 years ago.

And with Rangers lacking the funds to bring in players with the quality to compete with Celtic, it seems almost impossible at this moment for The Gers to close the gap. And Ferguson’s ‘masterplan’ has given Celtic fans something to smile about on a miserable Thursday morning.

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