Rodgers huge transfer kitty at Celtic ‘not good news for Rangers’ says Souness

Graeme Souness has revealed his fears over the news that newly appointed Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers will be aided with a major transfer kitty this summer window. The ex-Rangers and Scotland midfielder managed the now deceased Ibrox club during their years of reckless spending with money that wasn’t even their own.

Graeme Souness about to be ordered off by referee August 1987

With the financial disparity between the newest entity from Govan and the well-oiled machine that is Celtic Football Club these days, Souness is no doubt recalling when the shoe was on the other foot and he was spending money like it was going out of fashion and Celtic, the poor relations on the other side of town were on the breadline.

With a rumoured £30-35 million said to be allocated to the former Liverpool and Swansea City boss Rodgers, the former Sky Sports pundit has aired publicly what most fans of the 11-year-old club will secretly be feeling deep down – regardless of the nonsense that is being peddled by their community and the ridiculous Scottish mainstream media that somehow Rodgers failed first time in Scotland and he will do so again.

Then there’s the argument that was being made by the BBC’s Ibrox fanboy Tom English yesterday. He reckons that although Brendan Rodgers achieved success at Celtic the first time around at Celtic it didn’t amount to much because theRangers were so poor a side. However when The Celtic Star asked him if the same argument was put regarding Walter Smith taking over at Ibrox for the second time by the BBC, he went silent.

Talking to talkSPORT, Souness, the ex-Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United manager said of Rodgers’ potential spending power this close-season: “I tell you what it does, obviously my focus on the other side of Glasgow. This is the worry for me as a Rangers man, that he has asked for assurances on budgets.

“What he is going to spend, how much he can spend. I am sure if Brendan had sat he would have got job offers back in England, maybe not the Premier League but certainly top end Championship. So it worries me slightly he has gone back for that fact alone that promises have been made to him about budgets and how much he can spend. That ain’t good news for (the)Rangers.”

Revenge is a dish best served cold, Graeme. And it’s started…

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