By Chris Wright
Celtic manager Tony Mowbray refused to discuss his future at the club last night following his side’s 4-0 drubbing in the SPL at the hands of lowly St. Mirren.
The Bhoys now find themselves ten points behind league leaders Rangers (who also have two games-in-hand) and the fans voiced there discontent last night, amid a hail of scarves and season-tickets.
A brace of goals each from St. Mirren’s Andy Dorman and Steven Thomson resigned Celtic (who ended the game with six strikers on the pitch) to their 13th defeat of the season and, during the post game interviews, Mowbray refused to answer any questions involving his future;
“I don’t think I want to get into that tonight. I don’t think it’s a pertinent question. I’ve explained the game, in trying to be positive we lost a few goals. I take responsibility.
You can look as deep into the result as you want and it’s obviously not a great result but there were positive reasons why it was a negative result.
Obviously it is a disappointing result but I can understand it in the way that we ended up with six strikers on the pitch. It’s my nature as a coach, I try to be positive. I am never happy to be two goals down and by trying to get goals back and we made positive substitutions. Sometimes it can backfire and you have to take it on the chin.”
Sounds like a man looking over the precipice to me.
UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Tony Mowbray and Celtic have this afternoon parted company.
Elsewhere in Scotland, Rangers also suffered a miserable night, after being knocked out of the Scottish Cup by Dundee United. A last minute David Robertson goal was enough to end The Ger’s dreams of a domestic treble this season.