Evening Times

MOGGA’S NEGATIVE REACTION

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TONY MOWBRAY says he feels he has been unfairly represente­d in stories by the Scottish media.

The Celtic manager has regularly complained about the negativity he has endured since taking over from Gordon Strachan in the summer.

Much of the criticism has come in the wake of the Parkhead club exiting the Champions League, the Co-operative Insurance Cup and the Europa League.

However, the former Hibs and West Brom boss claims he has been too often misreprese­nted in pre-and post-match press conference­s.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed five or six years working as a manager and I’ve never before had the reaction or the manipulati­on of what you might say.

“It’s pretty open for the world to see. In Scotland you are either great or you are not.”

He went on: “I’m a pretty open guy and I like to talk about football, but if it keeps getting used against you every week, then why keep falling into the same trap?

“I’m an honest guy but that doesn’t seem to be a positive, it seems to be a negative.

“But I’m not here to change it, I’m here to work within it and I will do that.”

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