Former Rangers star Michael Ball has told Football FanCast that the club’s title triumph has issued a wake-up call to the Celtic board.
Rangers have gone unbeaten throughout the season, winning the Scottish Premiership title at a canter.
Steven Gerrard’s side ended the season 25 points clear of Celtic, having finished 13 points behind their Old Firm rivals last term.
Reports have linked Celtic with a deal to appoint Eddie Howe following the departure of Neil Lennon midway through the season.
But Ball believes that Celtic need to make a change at boardroom level as well as in the dugout as they look to close the gap on Rangers next season.
Indeed, he feels that Celtic’s hierarchy will have been stunned by the manner in which Rangers have cruised to the title.
Speaking exclusively to FFC, the ex-midfielder, who played for the club between 2001 and 2005, said: “It’s not just about Eddie Howe. I feel it’s going to be about the upstairs at Celtic. It’s probably shocked them this season, of Rangers not just closing the gap but Rangers overtaking them and winning the league very, very early.
“I don’t think Celtic’s board expected that to happen so soon so it’s a wake-up call for the board.”
Howe has been out of work since leaving AFC Bournemouth in 2020.