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Celtic and Rangers fans won’t like Neil Warnock’s desire to manage a side that stops both clubs from winning the Scottish Premiership title.

The Hoops have won eight consecutive league titles and each of the last nine domestic titles on offer above the border.

No other club other than Celtic and Rangers have won the league title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen’s back to back triumphs in 1984 and 85.

Cardiff boss Warnock has now revealed that one of his managerial targets was to lead either Hibernian or Hearts to a title challenge.

He told the Edinburgh Evening News: “I’ve always fancied one of them – Hibs and Hearts.

“It appeals to me up there with them being neighbours.

“No disrespect to the big two but I’ve always been an underdog and I’ve always thought: ‘I wish I could get a club up there and get a team to rival Celtic and Rangers’.

“That’s how it used to be. Rangers haven’t been the force they were in recent years but I look back at what Aberdeen did all those years ago. It was unheard of, wasn’t it?

“It would be nice to get something like that going.

“You’d have to do it on team spirit and togetherness and all that because the money isn’t there for Hearts and Hibs to compete with the two Glasgow clubs, really.”

Rangers were tipped to challenge Celtic for the title this season but a 2-0 home defeat to their Glasgow rivals dented their hopes before the international break.

After that setback, Hoops legend Kenny Dalglish even suggested that his former team could go the entire season without being beat.

Dalglish said in the Sunday Post: “I have to say there is no doubt Celtic will take a bit of stopping.

“Indeed, I’m struggling to see a side out there that will beat them this season. And I include Rangers in that.

“They remain the biggest threat to Celtic but they still have an awful lot of work to do.

“They have improved under Steven Gerrard and will continue to do so – but they are still behind their great rivals on the other side of Glasgow.”

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