Ex-Celtic forward Chris Sutton says the title race between the Hoops and Rangers was “not even close” as his former club were declared champions by the SPFL.
A two-hour long meeting on Monday morning led to Celtic‘s coronation, as well as Hearts being relegated to the Championship. Sutton took to Twitter to say the Hoops’ ninth title in a row was fully deserved:
Well done to Neil Lennon and Celtic🍀 on 9 in a row. Thoroughly deserved 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏Serial Winners 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Not even close once again…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) May 18, 2020
Celtic were already 13 points clear of their Old Firm rivals before the season was halted, and it was highly unlikely that Rangers would have been able to catch them with nine games to go.
It means Neil Lennon’s men have now matched the nine title’s Jock Stein’s side managed between 1965 and 1974. Rangers have matched that run in the 90s but nobody has ever won ten on the trot.
With that being the case, it could well be a truly historic season for Celtic as and when the 2020/21 campaign kicks off.