“Because he scored more goals than you” MON’s brilliant Sutton putdown

“Why were you nasty to me on a number of occasions but nice to Henrik all the time?” a mischievous Chris Sutton tweeted to his old Celtic boss Martin O’Neill, who was doing a Q&A session on the social media channel this afternoon as part of his book promotion activity for “On Days Like These”. 

And Martin was never going to let that pass without putting Sutton in his place, playfully of course. “Because he scored more goals than you!” the former Celtic manager told big Sutton.

To be fair he did add: “However, had you not come to Celtic when you did we may not have beaten Rangers that glorious afternoon (6-2 game). You were a landscape-changer when you came to the club & had you not done so, we wouldn’t have achieved the success we did.”

18 Mar 2001: Henrik Larsson of Celtic is congratulated by his manager Martin O”Neill as his hat-trick won the cup for his team after the Scottish CIS Insurance Cup Final against Kilmarnock played at Hampden Park, in Glasgow, Scotland. Celtic won the match 3-0.: Jamie McDonald /Allsport

The Q&A featured questions about his early days in Ireland as well as his post-Celtic time in charge of Aston Villa, and other non-Celtic related questions too. On the Celtic related questions and MON’s answers these ones stick out.

Meanwhile Martin O’Neill has certainly been doing the rounds on the publicity tour and there are two excellent podcasts that are well worth a listen starting with Si Ferry’s one-to-one with the former Celtic manager which really is a great listen…

Then there’s The Celtic View podcast where Paul Cuddihy speaks to Martin, with the interview split over two episodes, here’s part 1…you could listen to Martin O’Neill talk all day!

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