‘Do I look happy?!’: Chris Sutton mocks Steven Gerrard for leaving Rangers for Aston Villa, having told an interviewer ‘don’t ask silly questions’ when asked whether he would stay – just last month!
Celtic hero Chris Sutton has taken to Twitter to mock Steven Gerrard for leaving Rangers after he told a reporter not to ask him ‘silly questions’ in regards to his future at the club.
Gerrard used his post-match interview after Rangers’ Europa League victory over Brondby to swat away notions of a possible departure from the Scottish giants.
However, Gerrard has now gone back on his word and left Rangers to join Aston Villa after the Premier League club parted ways with Dean Smith earlier this month.
Chris Sutton took to Twitter to mock Steven Gerrard for leaving Rangers to join Aston Villa
Rangers secured their first Europa League win after beating Brondby 2-0 in their Group A clash at Ibrox in October. As a result, Gerrard was in a positive mood during his post-match interview.
The former Liverpool captain took the opportunity to reject claims he was planning to leave the club after being linked with the then-vacant role at Newcastle.
When asked whether he would be interested in moving to St James’ Park following Steve Bruce’s sacking, Gerrard said: ‘Do I look happy? Do I look settled? Don’t ask me silly questions then.’
However, Gerrard has now performed a u-turn in regards to his comments and joined Aston Villa after the Premier League side parted ways with Dean Smith earlier this month.
As a result, Sutton – a Celtic hero and Sportsmail columnist – couldn’t resist taking a swipe at Rangers and their former boss.
He took to social media to mock Gerrard and remind him of his comment by retweeting the announcement of his appointment with the words: ‘Do I look happy??’.
Sutton (above) recalled the time Gerrard told a reporter not to ask him ‘silly questions’ in regards to his future at the Scottish giants
Nevertheless, Sutton did manage to put his rivalry aside and wish Gerrard ‘good luck at Aston Villa’. He also admitted that Gerrard was ‘great for Scottish football’.
He Tweeted saying: ‘Good luck to Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa. He was great for Scottish football and raised its profile. He will be a big loss to Rangers.
‘Stopping Celtic winning 10 was a big deal but Callum Davidson did win more trophies than him over the time… who will Rangers turn to??’.
Gerrard will face an up-hill battle to turn things at Aston Villa after Smith left the club hovering above the relegation zone in 16th position.
The former Rangers boss will be looking to help the squad bounce back after suffering six straight league defeats in their last six games.
Speaking of his role at Villa, Gerrard told the club’s official website: ‘Aston Villa is a club with a rich history and tradition in English football and I am immensely proud to become its new Head Coach.
Gerrard will face an up-hill battle to turn things at Aston Villa after former manager Dean Smith (above) left the club hovering above the relegation zone in 16th position
The former Rangers boss will be looking to help the squad bounce back after suffering six straight league defeats in their last six games
‘In my conversations with Nassef, Wes and the rest of the Board, it was apparent how ambitious their plans are for the club and I am looking forward to helping them achieve their aims.
‘I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everybody associated with Glasgow Rangers for giving me the opportunity to manage such an iconic football club.
‘Helping them secure a record-breaking 55th league title will always hold a special place in my heart. I would like to wish the players, staff and supporters the very best for the future.’