Rangers have still to clinch this season’s title but Celtic fans are already looking to the next campaign and how they can stop their rivals.

When the Hoops halted the Ibrox side’s bid for 10 In A Row in 1998 the Light Blues responded by hiring Dick Advocaat and won five of the next six trophies before the wheels came off under the Dutchman.

And some Celtic fans on the Hotline are predicting success for Rangers will be flash in the pan and the Parkhead side will return to being the dominant force.

But the question is how they will do that with no permanent boss in place and a chief executive who doesn’t start until July 1 in Dominic McKay, a move criticised by Record Sport columnist Chris Sutton.

“Celtic is a shambles from top to bottom. Our best players can’t get out the door quickly enough and now we learn that new CEO Dominic McKay won’t be available until July 1. Yet another disastrous Peter Lawwell legacy.”

Colin McArdle, Lanarkshire, said: “A shambles under Neil Lennon as manager and now the same shambles under John Kennedy. Surely the board of directors must see what is wrong on the pitch and within the club.”

But Seamie Gallagher, Govan, said: “As a Celtic fan I’m already turning my thoughts to next season with our magnificent quadruple treble fresh on the history page.

“Rangers are deservedly closing in on the championship and rightful acclaim that goes with that but we dominated Scottish football for nigh on a decade.

“Next season Rangers will be in the strange position of being favourites and with that comes expectation and pressure. Let’s see if this is a one-off or he true start of Steven Gerrard’s emergence.”

And Lance Little, Erskine, said: “It has been a great decade to be a Celtic supporter. Trophy after trophy, caning Rangers without breaking sweat, Invincibles, quadruple Trebles and breaking records.

“If it happens then I congratulate Rangers on their title success this year and they should treasure it as it could be many years before they get a second.

“Thanks to Celtic for all the the great memories, laughs, and celebrations. I can’t wait to see what joy the next 10 years will bring the support.”

Gers are still waiting to hear what SFA action will be taken against their Covid Five rule breakers and Bill Duncan, Ellon, said: “Rangers have had a serious discussion with each player individually and penalised them as they’ve seen fit, under the circumstances.

“Secondly, the SFA have said they can’t fast track the case. Rangers in the meantime therefore can’t take action on the SFA’s behalf as Rangers can’t preempt the SFA’s conclusions and subsequent punishment.”

For once Alfredo Morelos isn’t the bad boy as he gets rare praise for his behaviour when he stopped an attack after a Royal Antwerp player pulled up last week.

Alan Mcgaw, Alloa, said: “Nowhere near enough has been made of the sportsmanship shown by Alfredo Morelos against Royal Antwerp yet everyone is happy to vilify him when he does something wrong.”

Hibs failed to take advantage of Aberdeen’s defeat to Celtic as they lost at home to Motherwell in the battle for third spot.

Kevin Lord, Drylaw, said: “Jack Ross states Hibs are striving for perfection. Slightly mediocre would be an improvement on the dross currently being served up.”

George Fairgrieve emailed: “Hibs were overconfident against Motherwell and their ageing, leaden-footed central defenders are costing them.

“Motherwell showed urgency and had clearly done their homework so it’s back to the drawing board for Jack Ross. We wouldn’t last 10 minutes in Europe.”

John Hughes was fuming after Ross County went down to a controversial penalty at St Mirren and Scott Gowers, Edinburgh, said: “I’ve never seen such a poor level of officiating as in the St Mirren v Ross County match.

“St Mirren’s penalty seemed to be instigated by the striker which the assistant on the line should have had a clear view off.

“If ever there’s a call for retrospective action it’s here but the SFA recently set the precedent on this by clearing Albian Ajeti.

“VAR has its faults as it is still determined by one man rather than three but VAR's faults would in no way be as bad as the incompetence our officials are showing at the moment.”