I’ll never be a Celtic cheerleader, explains Andy Walker, despite what my critics say on social media…

I'll never be a Celtic cheerleader, explains Andy Walker, despite what my critics say on social media...

ANDY WALKER says he will never be a “happy manager” for his former clubs amid abuse he took from Celtic fans on social media.

Former Celtic star Walker has admitted Hoops fans have a ‘different opinion’ of him – after criticizing Celtic during their failed bid for ten in a row that saw them he is criticized by Neil Lennon.

In fact, the former player was banned by Celtic AND Rangers during his time at Sky Sports – which some say proves he is doing something right.

And he’s not prepared to just walk the party line – even if he insists he’ll be warmly welcomed by the fans. a Hoops whenever they meet.

Walker told The Celtic Way: “I know there’s a divisive opinion of myself on social media.

“In my current job there are two teams on the field and I don’t care what you wear.

“I will give praise to the teams when they play well and criticism when they don’t.

“I don’t like being an entertainer, that’s the job I’m doing now and I really like it and I’m quite relaxed about it.

“I have to say that whenever I meet a Celtic supporter they greet me with warmth which is great.”

Walker – who has also starred for Motherwell, Bolton Wanderers and Ayr United – was a key player for the Hoops as they did the double under Billy McNeill in the club’s centenary season – and is keen to meet and his friends from that period.

Walker said: “I know it’s a privilege to play with the same players I did for Celtic.

“Some of them are my favorite players and I played with them and whenever I see them we always have a good chat.

“We are a team of brothers and we are bound by the beautiful celebration of the centenary season.

“I would love to meet and see all the members of the 1988 Celtic centenary team.”

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