By Mike Slater

2nd Jul, 2021 | 7:15am

Dave King aims swipe at Celtic over Ange Postecoglou

Former Rangers chairman Dave King has taken aim at Celtic over their appointment of Ange Postecoglou this month.

Our fierce rivals are tasked with closing a 20-point gulf in class from last season if they want to lift the Scottish Premiership.

King admitted that it was a huge risk for Celtic to employ from outside of Great Britain, something that has failed at Ibrox before.

Speaking via the Glasgow Times, King shared his verdict on the latest appointment at Parkhead this summer.

“I think there are obvious risks,” he said. “I think there are risks just in coming to the UK – and then Glasgow is a particularly difficult place to come into.

“There is a culture around it. It’s an absolute fishbowl from the media and fans’ point of view.

“It’s not just from a footballing point of view. I think there’s a huge cultural adjustment. It’s a very, very difficult situation.”

He will need it.

Postecoglou needs all the luck he can get in the world, as we just don’t believe he knows what he is walking into.

The Australian endured an embarrassing opening press conference, and that is similar to the level of the squad he is inheriting.

Celtic are a club where half of their players want to leave, and a big rebuild job will need to take place in the next month.

If that doesn’t go well for them, they will lose their best players and replace them with mediocre talent; something that will leave Rangers rubbing their hands together.

The Bears are the dominant force in Scotland once again, and the sooner that is recognised, the better it is for all parties; possibly even for Celtic.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton sends bitter tweet as incredible Ibrox transfer report emerges this week