Martin O’Neill has delivered a brilliant putdown on James Traynor and the Daily Record.
The former Celtic boss was a guest on Radio Scotland’s Sportsound show this afternoon where he was giving his thoughts on The Damned United which was the story of Brian Clough’s explosive 44 day reign as manager of Leeds United.
O’Neill was relaxed and in full flow when he looked back on various aspects of his career when Chic Young asked if he missed the insanity of Scottish football.
You’re right about that. Some things I definitely miss, I miss us going up to Pittodrie and beating Aberdeen 3-0 and the Daily Record saying ‘Celtic lucky again’ I love it. And James Traynor for years and years saying that he supported Third Lanark or whatever then he took a job at Rangers.
Martin O’Neill being asked what he misses about Scottish football pic.twitter.com/6pwXJjjcsk
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During his five years at Celtic O’Neill won the SPL title three times with the 2000/01 season bringing Celtic their first treble since 1968/69.
The highlight however for most fans would be the run to the 2003 UEFA Cup final which included wins over Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool.
After leaving Celtic in 2005 O’Neill has managed at Aston Villa, Sunderland and Ireland. At the end of June he left Nottingham Forest after just five months in charge.