FAILED manager Kenny Shiels insists his granny could have led Celtic to the Premiership crown this season.
And the Irish windbag slammed Ronny Deila for NOT winning the domestic Treble in his first season in Scotland.
Shiels, whose son Dean plays for a team operating out of Govan, launched into a remarkable tirade on the Hoops as he said: “I don’t think you can say Deila has been successful yet. My granny could have won the league with Celtic.
“If you look at it realistically, Celtic were 1/100 to win the league before a ball was kicked and he’s achieved that.
“Ronny has the best squad of players and by far the biggest budget in the country, so he really should have won the Treble.
“With the advantages they have, Celtic should win everything.
“But Ronny is 39. Maybe if he had been 49, with more experience, he could have closed out the Scottish Cup.
“Being honest, the Treble should be nailed on for Celtic.
“People would have been backing them to do that last summer and understandably so when you consider that Hearts, Hibs and Rangers aren’t even in the top division.
“So, being champions is a no contest. Celtic will win it next year and the year after that, as well.”
To be fair, Shiels won the 2012 League Cup when his Kilmarnock side beat Neil Lennon’s Hoops 1-0 with a goal six minutes from time. Without being unsporting, anyone who witnessed that debacle might be forgiven for believing Shiels had used up a lifetime of good fortune.
He was sacked a year later after the Rugby Park outfit had endured their worst home record in more than 30 seasons.
“It’s hard to take, ” he whined, adding: “I’m heartbroken.”
Twelve months later he was handed his P45 after a disastrous spell as boss at Morton. His last game before the axe was a 10-2 defeat against Hamilton. He hasn’t managed a club since.
So, obviously, he knows what he’s talking about. Keep the day job, Kenny. Whatever that is.
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