My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Ex-Celtic star understands why Coyle snubbed Hoops

Frank McAvennie can fully appreciate why Burnley boss Owen Coyle would snub Celtic for leading the Turf Moor outfit into the Premier League. "Everyone gets so one-sided up here and so blinkered," he said.

"It's a big world out there and the Premier League's the best league in the world.

"Owen's now got into the Premier League. Why would he want to come up here?"

McAvennie spent four years in England - one of them in the Premier League - before returning to Celtic in 1993.

"I played for a year in the Premier League before I came back to Celtic so I'd done what I wanted to do and proved that I was good enough," McAvennie said.

"Owen has beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Carling Cup, he beat Tottenham, he's beaten Arsenal.

"There's no reason why he doesn't want to pit his wits against them every week.

"Celtic's a massive club, one of the biggest in the world. But they're not in the biggest league in the world and that's the problem."

About the author

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?