ABERDEEN boss Derek McInnes has taken a swipe at Ronny Deila by claiming any Premiership manager would feel confident about winning the Premiership title if they had 10 times the budget of their rivals.
The Celtic gaffer claimed this week that the league-leading Dons won’t be able to live with the Hoops once they fire on all cylinders.
He said: “I know he said they’ll win five in a row, but I think any manager in our league would be confident saying something like that given the level of finances Celtic have when the rest of the clubs are working on playing budgets of between £1million and £2million and they’re working with £20million.
“I think any manager in our league would be confident of that statement or something similar. I have no problems with that at all. Every manager has to concentrate on their own team and we’re no different.”
McInnes, meanwhile, believes his players will bounce back from the shock of their first domestic defeat in midweek, when Hibs knocked them out of the League Cup at Easter Road.
The Pittodrie boss, who had previously admitted the cups remained his team’s best chance of landing silverware this season, “It was disappointing. We wanted to do well in the cup, but we’ll be ready to go again.
“We can’t win every game. There will be defeats at stages of the season and, as we normally do, we’ll do our best to respond in the right manner.
“In the main when we’ve put out our strongest team after a setback we’ve always managed to get a result.
“It doesn’t guarantee we’ll get a result at Inverness, but it shows the response is normally there and a determination to get back to winning ways is usually associated with us.”