CHARLIE NICHOLAS has entered the handbags row between Sevco Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha and Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes.
The two continued their argument after last night’s 2-1 victory at Ibrox for Celtic’s cup final opponents. Aberdeen’s Young Player of the Year, Ryan Christie, grabbed the winning goal. Christie of course is a Celtic player and the goal could cost Celtic one of the records that they are aiming for over the next 10 days.
If Aberdeen don’t drop points at Patrick at the weekend then Celtic can’t beat Paris St Germain’s record league winning margin of 31 points which was set only last season. A draw at Thistle though and two Celtic wins would do it and no-one is really that upset at Christie as it was a lovely spanner that he put into the works.
Caixinha has now accused McInnes of being jealous that he he got the job at Ibrox ahead of the former Rangers (IL) midfielder.
“We don’t misunderstand things here,” he declared. “I know what it represents to be in this chair, despite many others who should like to be here but they aren’t. I know what the job represents and I am here to defend the club and work for the club.
“Our fans know that I am here to defend the club, I am working really hard to give them happiness and we also learn that Derek maybe is not the only one desperate to be in this position which I am occupying at this moment.”
McInnes told Caixinha that he should be embarrassed to finish third and that his job is to finish above Celtic.
Now Arsenal supporting Nicholas, who played for Aberdeen and had two spells at Parkhead, has entered the row. Speaking on Sky the pundit had a real go at the Portuguese manager and caused Sevco of being a millions miles away from being the second force in the Scottish game.
“They shouldn’t be embarrassed, said Nicholas. “They are LUCKY to be third.
“When the season started I thought that if they could compete with St Johnstone and Hearts they’d be doing a decent job.