Ibrox View: Stephen Craigan makes ludicrous Rangers claim in Celtic warning

Stephen Craigan has insisted that Celtic’s new manager will have more pressure than Steven Gerrard first did at Rangers.

The Bears finally ripped the Scottish Premiership title from the hands of their fierce rivals this season, their first in 10 years.

Craigan has insinuated that Celtic won’t wait as long as the Gers had to under Gerrard, and will be demanding immediate results next season.

Speaking on Go Radio, Craigan seemed to make the bizarre presumption that the Bears had no pressure on them to win silverware.

“I don’t think the Celtic fans will accept waiting three years for Eddie Howe’s first trophy if he gets the job,” he said.

“That’s how long Rangers fans had to wait, so Celtic fans would not want that. There will be more pressure on him.”

Tried and failed.

This suggests that there is little pressure on the shoulders of Gerrard, and that couldn’t be further from the truth in Glasgow.

After years of torment and being ridiculed season after season, it was a massive achievement to finally make that title our own once again.

With our drop through the leagues, the Hoops didn’t even have any competition for most of their titles, and Craigan has the cheek to say they will have the most pressure of anyone to win a trophy next season.

The Bears and Gerrard are consistently judged and embarrassed should they miss out on silverware, so the pressure is still sky-high going into next season.

Add automatic Champions League qualification into the mix, and there is a lot riding on success next season, not just the silverware.

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