It’s been a while since former Celtic boss Neil Lennon piped up about Rangers and given his demoralising exit from Parkhead you’d have thought he’d keep a low profile.
The Celtic legend was hounded out of our Old Firm rivals by his own fans after a torrid run of form coincided with a relentless Rangers putting their foot on the club’s neck.
The Gers astonishingly went the season unbeaten on Lennon’s watch – a quite remarkable feat given where the club has been in recent years.
Lennon spoke a good game – he even laughed a good one – but it’s the Gers and the club’s fans who’re now laughing loudest.
Yet Lennon is back in the press this week doing the rounds and has even had plenty to say about Rangers boss Steven Gerrard, namely, his longevity at Ibrox.
Gerrard stuck at the task at hand and was eventually rewarded and everyone associated with Rangers deserves credit for sticking by him.
It was a pretty remarkable set of circumstances and whilst at times fans teetered, there was no genuine suggestion the club was going to force Stevie G out.
Yet Lennon couldn’t resist sticking the boot in, claiming Gerrard should’ve won more trophies and hinting that he’s lucky to still be in a job.
“We know in Glasgow that we have to win. Steven maybe hasn’t won as many trophies as he would have liked but he’s done what he has set out to do.
“I think he maybe got a bit longer than some managers would have done. But he’s got Rangers into a good position now.”
Lennon – who said “I don’t know” when asked if Gerrard’s name kept him in a job – naturally drew the sarcastic comments of Rangers fans as a result via Twitter:
Gerrard has ruined Lennon. https://t.co/A4ZMMmqvFG
— Baldy Barisic 🇭🇷 (@Baldy_Barisic31) June 23, 2021
Feel the pain from Lennon. Gerrard won the one trophy Lennon craved more than any and it's eating him up. https://t.co/ugetqtZlc2
— The invisible man (@S_The_Invisible) June 23, 2021
Steve Gerrard won’t be remembered as the manager who lost the 10. But he will be remembered for been the manager who stopped the 10 …💙🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— JohnJames Robertson (@JUDSTER53) June 23, 2021
Even months after being put out his misery, he's still haunted by Gerrard.
— Chris McLaughlin (@ChrisMcL16) June 23, 2021
I think it’s a compliment to the board at rangers to say other managers wouldn’t have got the time Gerrard has. Clearly been the right decision to stay by him
— J55 (@woofly32) June 23, 2021
He's right about one thing, Gerrard was given more time. And wasn't that so very astute of Rangers to do so?!
BTW, he will win more trophies… lots more! 🇬🇧
— Sir Arthur Travers (@B0mberHarris) June 23, 2021
I’m surprised that Neil Lennon would have issue with a club giving a manager time to build something.
I think often clubs are far to quick to offload a manager, if you do your due diligence and feel someone has the right credentials you don’t have to get rid of results not right
— Andy The Photo Dr ♿️ 🏴 (@andythephotoDr) June 23, 2021
He should have won more cups but find me a rangers fans who cares about that, Stevie g will forever be remembered as the guy that stopped the precious 10, his handsome face will haunt them the rest of ther lives that’s jus a fact, also got robbed of a cup with an offside goal
— Chris Mcgrath (@chrismcgrath87) June 23, 2021
Lennon was given a team that won 8 titles in a row and we all seen how that turned out
— I stand with Kamara (@CaptainJTav2) June 23, 2021
They won a quadruple and chased the CE, the manager , the captain and the players through the car park😂
Because the one they wanted the big “10” evaporated in front of them😂
— Love Scotland, hate Nationalism (@together1707) June 23, 2021
Rangers fans have had plenty of fun Living It Up over the last few months and continue to do so when the opportunity strikes.
Only this week where the club’s supporters waving goodbye to yet another Celtic failure whose arrival perhaps defined their transfer strategy last season.