ALLY McCOIST has dismissed Sam Allardyce’s remarkable suggestion that any boss could go to Celtic and win trophies, as CQN reported yesterday.

The former Ibrox manager and player has experienced the difficulties of the dug-out after a near five-year spell in charge at Govan.

Allardyce, who left the England international post after only 67 days in charge, created a stir when he made a comment concerning former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers going to Parkhead to collect seven honours for the Hoops. He claimed anyone could do it.

Asked if managing in Scotland is easy, McCoist, speaking on talkSPORT, answered: “No, it’s not. You have to say Brendan Rodgers was fantastic at Celtic. Absolutely fantastic, so clearly not a doddle.

“Where I would agree with Sam is that those lads (Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe) need to win a trophy to get a bigger job.

“I love Sean Dyche to bits. He has been superb, as has Eddie Howe and if any British managers deserve an opportunity at a bigger club then it’s those two.

“I know what Sam is saying, but it’s not easy to go and win silverware anywhere. I don’t agree with that.”

Allardyce had commented: “We can all go to Celtic and win trophies.

“It will be Rangers soon the way they are going under Steven Gerrard.”

The 65-year-old ex-boss has been out of work since leaving Everton last year.


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