Pep Guardiola is adamant that Celtic’s recent Premiership dominance was purely down to a monetary advantage over Rangers.

The Hoops are in disarray at the moment and are manager-less after sacking Neil Lennon on Monday in a complete turnaround from the start of the season when they were dreaming of 10-in-a-row.

Instead, the Light Blues have hit back and shattered those dreams in emphatic fashion as they look to saunter to number 55.

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As reported on the Daily Record website, Guardiola outlined the reasons behind successive title victories, saying: ”You can win one title with average players, to win a lot of titles you need top, top, top players. And these top players cost money.

“Celtic in Glasgow, Rangers – Celtic win more titles in Scotland because they have more money than the other clubs so…”

The Light Blues are now 18 points clear at the top and need just seven points to wrap up 55.

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We think Guardiola has a point as to why our Old Firm rivals were so ‘successful’ as our years spent in the doldrums of the lowers leagues left us financially handicapped and battling back against all odds.

Celtic were able to flex their advantage over the rest of the Premiership while we were gone and we needed a few years to regain some stability on our return.

But now we are back for good – and showing money is not always the key to success.

The title is in tantalising reach but to go against Guardiola’s claim we will need to go again next season and retain our trophy.

However the nature of our victory this season suggests that is a more than realistic objective and shows that money is not as important as he might think.

Rangers have picked up so many bargains in the transfer market – maybe you need either money (Celtic) or a fantastic manager and recruitment team.

In other Rangers news, Darren Bent tells Steven Gerrard to forget about Liverpool job.

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