David Provan has warned Steven Gerrard’s Rangers in The Scottish Sun that Celtic can win the Scottish Premiership title next season.
Rangers have won the league title this season, wrapping up the championship title as early as last month.
Celtic had won the championship for the past nine seasons, but this time around, the Hoops will end the campaign with no major silverware.
Celtic legend Provan, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports and The Scottish Sun, has said that Celtic can catch Rangers next season if they plan ahead, and has reminded the Gers how quickly things can change.
Under Dick Advocaat, Rangers won the domestic treble in 1998-99, and the Scottish league and the Scottish Cup in 1999-20.
However, in the 2000-01 campaign, it was Celtic who won the domestic treble, as the Ibrox club failed to win any trophy.
Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun: “If McKay gets a manager in now, along with a head of recruitment, he can still have Celts ready for next season. I don’t buy the idea that Rangers are uncatchable.
“Steven Gerrard has squeezed every ounce from his group. They’ve been well-coached, motivated and hungrier than Celtic. But if this is a decent Gers, it isn’t exceptional. Slavia Prague outclassed them.
“Put it this way, how many of Gerrard’s players would have got a sniff of Dick Advocaat’s team-sheet when Ronald de Boer, Arthur Numan, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Jorg Albertz, Barry Ferguson, Lorenzo Amoruso, Marco Negri and Tugay were the standard?
“Sure, Rangers deserve to be title favourites next season, but things can change very quickly in this business. Advocaat himself would vouch for that.”
Celtic are still on the hunt for the permanent successor to Neil Lennon, and perhaps that will be sorted soon.
The Hoops need a rebuild, and if they get the right manager in now and can sort out their squad in the summer, then they will be ready to go yet again.
Next season could be very competitive in terms of the Scottish Premiership title race.