Brendan Rodgers is not a happy camper.
After last Sunday afternoon’s outburst, I’m surprised Rodgers didn’t head down South again.
It could be on the cards sooner than we imagine.
If Paul Heckingbottom hadn’t taken the Sheffield United job, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Rodgers had taken it.
The pressure of Scottish football is getting to him again.
Celtic were not their usual Ferrari efficient selves last Sunday, instead they were more akin to a clapped out Morris Minor.
Spluttering and farting their way around the Perth pitch, with the exhaust backfiring constantly.
It seemed like Rodgers put a firecracker up the exhaust of the Morris Minor in the second half, and Celtic got a grip.
However, Rodgers stated he was the angriest he’d ever been in his whole career at half time last Sunday.
Take it from an old codger like me, who’s been in this game for 70 years, Rodgers will be gone soon.
I said it recently, and I’ll say it again, I don’t expect Rodgers to be at Celtic next season.
My opinion hasn’t changed in that regard.
Last night, the Morris Minor was upgraded to a Morris Marina.
Celtic were no where near Ferrari level, that’s for sure.
While they might have won 4-1, it was the furthest thing from a vintage performance.
Meanwhile, the Ibrox side won very convincingly at Tynecastle, beating Hearts 1-0.
They hold the proud record of the best defence in Scotland, if not the world.
Not a single penalty conceded in 70 league games.
Yet Celtic fans, rather than giving them the credit due to them, believe that this is down to the some sort of bias from Scottish referees.
Total and utter clap trap.
Despite the fact our referees are amateurs, they are as good, if not better, than any professionals out there.
Celtic cannot complain, they were awarded another penalty last night.
No conspiracy at play here.
Just fair and balanced refereeing.
I believe that part of the reason Rodgers is disgruntled and won’t see out the season is because the Ibrox side are so superb defensively.
He knows this will be his undoing in the long run.
That and the consummate professional manager they now have.
Rather than face the fact the Ibrox side are coming for his, Rodgers will run for the hills.
Mark my words on this.
You all know I rarely get my predictions wrong.
I’m also going to predict more catastrophe for Rodgers and his Celtic misfits on Sunday next.
He, of course, has to face a return to the killing grounds of Rugby Park, where he lost in spectacular fashion earlier this season.
With it’s unforgiving surface, and the master tactician that is Derek McInnes.
Celtic will once again lose against Kilmarnock, opening the door for the messiah and his Ibrox heroes to close the gap to 2 points.
When they arrive at Celtic Park on December 30th, Celtic should be ripe for the picking.
Picking off their hapless defence and goalkeeper that is.
I expect the Ibrox side to win that one and leap frog Celtic into pole position.
By the New Year, Celtic’s rudderless, ambitionless board will hide like they always do and provide nothing in the transfer window.
Celtic will fall behind the Ibrox side in the title race.
Just in time for the 5 year anniversary of his first departure, Rodgers will pack his bags and head down south for the last time.
He will not be seen north of the border again.
Rumour has it that Peter Lawwell already has his replacement lined up.
As you all know, Lawwell is a huge fan of a certain man from Lurgan in Northern Ireland.
Expect Neil Lennon to be back in charge of Celtic by late February.
As all Celtic fans are wont to say, being a Celtic supporter is like watching Groundhog day.
Well, this upcoming turn of events is but another facet of that outlook.
Remember, you heard it here first.