Have you ever known the press to be so full of people “joking” that they can’t wait to see the back of a manager in this country? Has anything like this ever happened before? Brendan Rodgers didn’t get this stuff, and he won an Invincible Treble.
Yesterday it was the turn of David Martindale to crack the same dumb joke.
He and McCoist were going to chip in to buy Ange the plane ticket? I get McCoist making such a stupid remark, he’s a self-confessed Ibrox fan and ex-manager.
But David Martindale faces Celtic a couple of times a year, so I have to wonder why he’s dying to be rid of our boss.
What has Ange done to these people, except screw with their sense of place?
They really did think that one title in ten years elevated them above our club, and they cannot grasp that we were simply suffering a crisis of leadership, not a failure of strength.
My question really is this; do they really believe that Ange’s departure would solve all their problems? Celtic would just go out and bring in a new boss, and with standards at the club higher than they’ve ever been I would expect us to shoot for the moon and bring in a young progressive manager with similar ideas.
I actually have one in mind, but that’s a story for another day.
But I’ve never known so many people in this country to behave in quite this manner.
Ange takes it all in his stride; it’s a compliment to him that they are so obviously petrified of the guy and where he might take us, but Ange will tell you himself that this a team effort and that he’s only the front-man, albeit the one with the respect and the trust of the fans.
So it’s a bit weird, it’s a bit out there, and I know I joke about Keith Jackass calling the guy at all hours in the morning, usually from some tacky wine bar opened until 4am, but I’ve never known a Celtic manager who lives inside their heads this much.
It really is quite something to see.