The Celtic fans here in the Transfer Tavern are in a jubilant mood following their League Cup final victory over Motherwell at Hampden Park yesterday afternoon, with Brendan Rodgers becoming the first man since Jock Stein to win four domestic trophies on the bounce.
Indeed, the Bhoys in our bar couldn’t be in a better mood right now. Well, so they thought. That’s because, with quotes sourced by the Scottish Sun, the fact that Hoops legend and current Hibernian boss Neil Lennon has taken a cheeky swipe at bitter rivals Rangers on BT Sport.
Covering the game in Glasgow yesterday, ‘Lenny’ joked to former teammate Chris Sutton that the Gers couldn’t ‘afford’ him as their hunt for a new boss drags on. It’s fair to say Lennon and Rangers have never seen eye-to-eye and his jibe at the Gers’ board for their month-long search for a replacement to Pedro Caixinha has only added insult to injury.
“Do they go for a short term one or are they looking for a longer term which, again, is going to cost money?”, he asked.
“And I’m not sure they’ve got the money available at the minute because they’re probably still paying off Caixinha’s package.
“So they’re in a bit of a fix, but they do need someone in very quickly and the right one.”
Sutton, no favourite amongst our resident Rangers fans himself, then joked: “Maybe someone like yourself Neil.”
“Maybe”, Lennon joked, ”I don’t know if they can afford me or not.”