David Moyes is probably best known for his achievements as a manager with Everton, then his doomed spell in charge of the world’s biggest club, Manchester United. But, many people will likely forget the time he enjoyed as a professional footballer with the likes of Celtic and Preston North End.
The Scot was a centre back in his playing days, and in this month’s FourFourTwo magazine, Moyes told them about his experience of playing in an Old Firm derby for Celtic against bitter rivals Rangers.
I played in a couple of Old Firm games and they were sensational. The level of the derby in Glasgow would be up there with anywhere in the world. It was ferocious!
Celtic were ahead of Rangers then. That changed in the ’90’s, but Celtic were right for my development and it was a privilege to be there.
Even now, over 20 years on, the gulf between the two teams was noticeable, and the game was a far cry from the glory days of the fixture.
Moyes’ comments should give the Rangers some hope though. It wasn’t so long ago that Rangers lagged behind Celtic before turning it around in the early 1990’s and enjoying total domination for the majority of the 90’s.
Moyes’ career at Celtic wasn’t entirely eventful and his spell was cut short before going on to play for Cambridge United, Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town, Dunfermline Athletic and Hamilton Academical before his move to Preston North End.