Celtic Legend’s brilliant Beale retort after pathetic ‘worst player’ remark

Chris Sutton has hit back at Mick Beale’s underhanded dig during an interview with the mainstream media. The ex-Celtic and Chelsea striker was called out by the manager of the newest Ibrox club and had a go at him for being the ‘worst player in Chelsea’s history’.

The big man is never afraid to call it like it is and has said as much about Beale and his arrogance and pig-headed behaviour, which Sutton reckons will have his card marked in the game – particularly over the way he upped sticks and left Queens Park Rangers after only being there a few short months.

After knocking back an approach from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League, the mouthy tubby coach made a virtuous speech about not abandoning the ship after asking people to join his vision at the club and to see it through, otherwise it would be hypocritical and disingenuous.

So in sticking with that form, he decided to jump ship when the offer of the job at Ibrox became available. The man was even spotted at Ibrox before Giovanni van Bronckhorst was relieved of his duties as head coach of the first team. The guy was clearly under pressure and his presence only heightened that fact around the club. Not so subtle, Micky son.

Celtic’s Chris Sutton with the Scottish Cup

Beale’s comments about Sutton being the ‘worst player in Chelsea history’ was reported by The Celtic Star earlier today and is quite astounding coming from a man who boasts nothing of note in the game – either as a player or as a manager. His claim to fame is being Gerrard’s number two when they won the Covid Cup a few years back. Nada, basically.

Sutton, in his usual droll style, had a babe at Beale using another of his predecessors nuggets of wisdom a few years back. He said on Twitter:

“The dog barks but the caravan keeps moving on??”

That of course, is from the eccentric Portuguese manager, Pedro Caixinha, who also buckled under the pressure of Celtic and Chris Sutton’s presence in Scottish football. Is this perhaps Mick Beale’s own Pedro moment? Are the wheels about to come off now? We’ll have to wait and see…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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