Sevco ambassador Mark Hately has conceded the SPFL title to Celtic.
Despite Pedro Caixinha going on a £10m spending spree the former England striker believes that it’s a foregone conclusion that Celtic will win their seventh title in succession.
Sevco have been involved in a massive push to sell season tickets with reports that 40,000 fans have already shelled out for the new campaign.
Last season Brendan Rodgers’ side finished the campaign 30 points clear of Aberdeen and 39 ahead of Hateley’s tribute act.
The hoops are around 1/9 to lift the title again with the Ibrox ambassador raising the white flag this morning on TalkSPORT.
He told Jim White: “I think they’ll (Celtic) win the championship, whether they can go through the domestic season unbeaten again (long pause) everybody must stand up and applaud because I’m telling you- every game will be a cup final this year for them.
“It’s upto Aberdeen now, Aberdeen who were second last year, to chase Celtic, turn some of those draws into wins.
“It’s upto Rangers now to turn you know, ten draws they had last year, to turn them into wins. They need to challenge Aberdeen.
“Rangers should be looking to chase Aberdeen down and finish second, Aberdeen should be chasing Celtic.”
Hateley joined Rangers (IL) in 1990 from Monaco before the club started to operate illegal tax systems.
In 1992/93 he was part of the side that almost won the Champions League except they finished second in a four team group that saw winners Marseilles finish top and beat AC Milan in the final.