Celtic and their supporters are licking their wounds after Neil Lennon was given the chop but the comments of one ex-Celtic star highlights their fear that Rangers’ dominance won’t end anytime soon.

Ex-Celtic striker John Hartson is particularly outspoken and even incurred the wrath of Lennon who namechecked him when talking about ex-players calling for his head.

Rangers could dominate in Scotland for years, according to ex-Celtic star John Hartson. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Now he’s gone, Hartson has claimed it’s the right call but his comments – laced with fear about Rangers dominating for years to come – will be music to the ears of Gers fans.

“It’s the correct call. Celtic can get moving quickly in terms of appointing a new manager and I feel the club needs new staff as well,” said Hartson [talkSPORT].

“The player recruitment has not been good enough for a club like Celtic. There’s been episode after episode that has gone wrong.

“They’ve got to get their recruitment right and they can build next season around players like Ryan Christie, Callum McGregor, David Turnbull.

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“They’ve still got some very good players at the club, but Celtic have to be wary and proactive – in terms of appointing the right manager. With Rangers comfortably winning the league this year, Celtic have to get it right.


“Rangers will have tremendous confidence and momentum and will do everything they can do keep hold of Steven Gerrard as manager for next season and going forward.

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon is gone – with some serious questions over who replaces him. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“So if Celtic don’t get themselves into gear and get the right appointment and the right players, then Rangers could be looking at a successful period themselves.”

Wonderful, wonderful stuff.

Rangers have marched so far ahead of Celtic – in wide open view of them – that the Parkhead side’s outspoken media voices are now full-on shuddering at the thought of our dominance.

Who’s going to stop Rangers? At the moment, even ex-Celtic men are unsure that their club have it within them to halt the progress being made at Ibrox.

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has seen off Peter Lawwell and Neil Lennon so far during his tenure at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Send it on Celtic – we welcome the chase.

Despite Lennon losing his job at Celtic, surprisingly there is one aspect of his exit which is causing some upset amongst Rangers fans.

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