Keane’s blunt response when asked to comment on Rangers’ league win

Roy Keane elected not to congratulate Rangers after they won their 55th Scottish Premiership title on Sunday.

Celtic‘s 0-0 draw with Dundee United earlier in the day had given them the crown, and manager Steven Gerrard his first career league title.

But ex-Celtic midfielder Keane wouldn’t be drawn into giving Rangers any positive words after their success.

When asked if he had any words of celebration for the Gers on Sky Sports, he replied: “For Rangers? No.

“Listen, it’s obviously been a tough year for Celtic but they’ll bounce back next year, like all great clubs do.”

Keane grew up supporting Celtic as a child, and signed for the club in 2005 after he left Manchester United.

He made 10 league appearances for the club before retiring at the end of the 2005/06 season, and captained them to an Old Firm victory at Ibrox in February 2006.

The Irishman has been linked with the vacant Celtic managers’ job on several occasions, and was recently tipped by former international team-mate Richard Dunne to take the job at Celtic Park.

32 games unbeaten – Rangers’ path to SPL crown

After conceding just two goals in their opening 10 league games, Gerrard’s side never looked back after a 2-0 Old Firm victory at Celtic Park in October.

They would not drop another point in the SPL until a 1-1 draw at Motherwell in mid-January.

Inbetween the two dates was another victory against Celtic. Despite Neil Lennon’s side having early chances, they were undone by Nir Bitton’s second-half red card and Callum McGregor’s own goal that gave Rangers a 1-0 win.

With just six games to play, the Gers could potentially go a full league season unbeaten.

They also remain in the Europa League, and face Czech side Slavia Prague in the quarter-finals.

Rangers reached the final of the-then UEFA Cup under Walter Smith in 2008, losing 2-0 to Zenit Saint Petersburg at the City of Manchester Stadium.

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