Alex Rae has been forced to eat humble pie after Celtic, under Neil Lennon, have dominated his beloved Rangers in every competition this season.
Alex Rae’s name is not unknown to Celtic fans. The Scot came through the Rangers’ youth ranks but was let go of before he could making the jump to the professional level. He did carve out a decent yet unspectacular career and was brought back by his childhood club to spend a couple of seasons at Ibrox.
Today he is more famous (or rather infamous) for giving his opinion about football. And lets just say that more often then not, he leaves the Celtic fans angry every time he mentions the club. But even Rae has been forced to change his tune following the club’s impressive performances that had set them up for a quadruple treble before the season had to be called off due to the coronavirus outbreak all over the world.
And while the Ibrox faithful are completely against considering this a season unless all 38 games have been played, Alex Rae has surprisingly picked Neil Lennon as his manager of the season. Completely uncharacteristic of someone who cannot resist taking a dig at Celtic at times.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, the former Rangers man said:
“I think it’s a no-brainer. The level of consistency his team have shown throughout the year has been impressive.
“There was obviously a couple of other candidates who have been brilliant, one of those being Stephen Robinson. He’s worked absolute wonders at Motherwell when you look at the level of players he’s bringing to the club with very little finances.
“I also like what Gary Holt’s done at Livingston. To get them in the top half of the table with the one of the smallest budgets in the division is brilliant.
“But there has to be one winner and I’m going for Neil Lennon.”
What is surprising is not the fact that he has been picked as the manager of the season, he definitely deserves it. But the fact that someone like Alex Rae has given him the plaudits that he deserves.
Celtic currently sit 13 points above Rangers in the Premiership, are in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup and have already won the Scottish League Cup. And when/if the season resumes, they are prime candidates to win all three for the fourth season running – a remarkable run for any club.