It’s the David Moyes wine bar assault that’s gripping the nation – and it turns out it’s just how Celtic conduct their interviews.
With the departure of Neil Lennon, the Scottish champions are on the lookout for another pugnacious so and so to continue the steely-eyed work of Gordon Strachan and Martin O’Neill – not to mention wild-eyed, cup-of-beans-wielding dark horse Tony Mowbray.
As a boyhood Bhoy with a reputation to rebuild and a medals drawer full of hibernating fruit bats, Moyes would seem ideally suited to being Celtic’s new manager.
With his bar brawl, the former Everton and Manchester United boss appears to have proven his mettle to the Glasgow giants’ top brass, who put him up to it in the first place.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, a club insider confirmed that watering hole skirmishes are a crucial part of the interview process.
He said: “It’s like the kind of initiation ceremony you might have to complete in order to become a gang member.
“If David can wade into a bar and rough up a randomly selected bystander with a flurry of exclamations like ‘see you pal’ and ‘eh, bawbag’, then frankly he’s got everything we look for in a manager.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever witnessed a David Moyes wine bar scuffle first-hand, but he’s bloody lethal with a half-bottle of Côtes du Rhône.
“Swinging it around like nunchucks, he was.”
He added: “You can take the Bhoy out of Glasgow, eh?”
You sure can.
You suuuuuuurrrrrrreeeeeee can.