By Kealan Hughes

19th Apr, 2021 | 3:55pm

Gordon Strachan launches bizarre rant after Rangers beat Celtic

Gordon Strachan launched a big rant defending Celtic after Rangers won the Old Firm on Sunday.

The former Bhoy was dismissive of Rangers’ dominance in the match and in the season overall, suggesting they have spent many years in Celtic’s shadow.

Naturally, Rangers have been receiving plaudits from a variety of pundits.

We are the best team in Scotland now and will likely go on to win the cup, and it seems Strachan is not ready to accept the turnaround.

He was visibly irritated after the Old Firm and rather bizarrely, chose to put Rangers down when his criticism should have instead been aimed at a faltering Celtic.

Appearing as a pundit on Premier Sports, he said, “It’s not like Rangers have suddenly decided they’re the only team that’s got any get-up about them, any drive and wanting it more.

“They’ve been behind for nine years! So let’s calm down a wee bit.

“I think that’s wrong to say that, to tar everybody with that brush. To get nine championships, quadruple treble.

“To suddenly say, they’re all rubbish and the other team are great?”

Strachan having a meltdown over the position Rangers are in is brilliant to watch and means we must be doing something right.

We may have been behind Celtic for several years but we are certainly the dominant force in the SPFL and only growing stronger.

Champions League football will boost the coffers and unlike Celtic we have several young stars who, if sold, will move in multi-million deals.

Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo fit that category and Celtic’s current squad just do not compare.

We outplayed Celtic on Sunday and have now not lost to them in our previous four meetings – that tells Strachan we are in fact great and there is no need to calm down.

In other Rangers news, another bitter pundit, Chris Sutton, can’t hide his tears in a petulant newspaper column after Rangers win.