Charlie Nicholas is one of those rare pundits that has the unique ability to unite both sides of Glasgow’s opinions. And not in a good way. For him at least.
In his usual weekly Celtic rant, the former Celtic striker tore shreds from Ange Postecoglou’s reign so far labelling it “a disaster”. Yes I know.
But do you really expect anything less?
Thirty nine days into his reign and Nicholas has the Hoops boss’ tenure not only labelled as a “reign”, but also written off.
It must be a record in negativity reporting from the embittered former Paradise man but not only does he question Ange’s “reign” he also highlights that he believes that the big Aussie doesn’t have control of his transfer policy.
With no evidence to back up his claim except the signing of Liam Shaw. The young midfielder was already signed by the previous regime as everyone well knows, what other golden nugget of information does Nicholas have to support this assertion?
Who knows. Does anyone care?
Speaking in his column in The Express, Nicholas said, “He has had very little help.
“The club has made a couple of signings but who decided on them?
“I would suspect Kyogo Furuhashi would be the manager’s signing given his knowledge of Japanese football, but I am not convinced he was involved in the move for Sheffield Wednesday defender Osaze Urhoghide.
“I’m not sure he would have known much about Liam Shaw or Liel Abada either.
“So who is making these calls on the players?”
With Postecoglou’s background of developing young players, Urhogide and Abada are perfect examples of being the Celtic gaffers captures so where Nicholas quite gets his info is lost on me.
But then, his opinions are lost on most folk, which is leads me back to his ability to unite Glasgow in theirs. Of him.