Gary Caldwell spouts nonsense about Rangers as Celtic fail to hire Eddie Howe

Gary Caldwell’s delusion was laid bare for everyone to see on Sky Sports on Friday when he suggested there’s not much of a gap between Rangers and Celtic.

Steven Gerrard led the Gers to an unbeaten league victory this season, finishing the campaign with 102 points compared to Celtic’s 77.

Rangers were unbeaten in the Old Firm derbies and conceded just 13 league goals all season – yet ex-Celtic player Caldwell doesn’t think it’s that big a job to get the two Glasgow clubs back on level terms.

Caldwell said this in light of the news that Eddie Howe rejected the chance to manage Celtic as on Friday, the Bhoys posted a statement to say they came to a hurdle that could not be passed by either themselves or the ex-Bournemouth boss.

Howe’s seemingly been their number one choice ever since Neil Lennon was hounded out of Parkhead three months ago.

Yet with preseason training weeks away, Celtic are still without a manager and still with no hope of closing the gap between themselves and Rangers down.

How the tables have turned.

But Caldwell doesn’t seem to think there’s that much of a gap anyway despite one of the easiest league wins ever seen in Scottish football.

“Celtic need to get a manager in that knows the DNA of the football club, understands the football club, understands the supporters and can get Celtic back to what they were only a season ago,” said Caldwell, as shown in a video clip on the Sky Sports Scotland Twitter account on Friday.

“It’s not long ago they won a quadruple treble so I don’t think it’s a major disaster. Yes, losing 10-in-a-row was big.

“The rebuild has to be swift but I don’t think there’s that big a gap for Celtic to…”

Caldwell’s line either broke up a bit after he said he doesn’t think there was a big gap between the two Old Firm rivals, or he instantly stopped himself from saying something even more stupid.

The BBC Sportscene pundit continued: “The manager who comes in has to know Celtic and what they stand for.”

Howe is a 43-year-old Englishman who’s never been further north than Burnley yet Celtic clearly thought he was the right man for the job.

Does he have the Celtic DNA? Does he know the club inside out?

Obviously not.

To think that’s what a manager needs to be successful is one of the most ridiculous arguments there is.

Let’s hope they continue to mess it up as badly as they are – even though the deluded Caldwell doesn’t think it’s a disaster.

Aye, alright then.

In other Rangers news, the new favourite for the Hoops job was actually snubbed by the Gers in 2017 after Pedro Caixinha left.