CELTIC’S frozen-out winger Marian Shved has been on the receiving end of some astonishing criticism from raging Mechelen boss Wouter Vrancken.
The Belgian club’s gaffer ripped into the on-loan Ukrainian international over his bad attitude.
And the fuming head coach of the Jupiter Pro-League side has advised Shved to take up BILLIARDS instead of football!
Things have turned sour for the 23-year-old forward who cost Brendan Rodgers £2million when he arrived in January 2019.
He agreed a season-long temporary switch in summer and Vrancken said: “Let’s be honest here, Marian Shved is an outstanding talent who would not normally choose to play for a club like Mechelen. We are very lucky to have him.”
However, after just three substitute appearances, the manager has had a sensational somersault in his thinking.
Vrancken, in a report in the Daily Record, said: “I don’t feel like I should be wasting my time on him anymore.
“The players and staff have done everything they can to include Shved in the squad, but he puts himself above the group.
“He regularly arrives late and even pretends not to be here.
“The staff and the players have talked to him several times. I spoke to him in private, I also addressed him in the group. But we haven’t got a response.
“Well, it stops now. If he wants to be a loner, he can. Go play billiards for the rest of his life or something.
“He doesn’t want to belong in this group where everyone jumps through fires for each other. He is introverted, but his arrogance makes it worse.”
The fuming Mechelen chief added: “There are many players in football who have not got the best out of their career, despite all their talents.
“And the way Shved is going, this will happen to him, too.
“If these comments get a response from him and make something click in his head, then so much the better and we will have a high-quality player on our hands.
“But if it doesn’t, then he won’t play. I cannot accept he puts himself above the rest of the squad.”