Brendan Rodgers has plamassed Celtic fans who may be worried about his future with the club, saying he is "absolutely privileged" to be managing them and is going nowhere.
Their 2-1 loss to Kilmarnock on Sunday leaves them sitting in sixth place in the SPFL table, enduring the worst start the club have had in 20 years. Rodgers had said fans should be worried about their start but speaking to Sky Sports, he clarified that he is fully committed to the battle.
For me, I only gave that notion of them being alarmed purely because of how we've started the season and there should be nothing more than that.
The only message I can give them is that I am absolutely privileged to be here. I want to continue to be here.
Rodgers issued a rallying call, saying:
Yes, we haven't had the start. Yes, we haven't had the Champions League qualification, but I still love my work here, love the challenges here.
This is our little period where it hasn't gone well and this is where you show what you're like as a team and how you respond as a manager and players.
Former Celtic striker and Sky Sports pundit, Charlie Nicholas has gotten a different sense from watching Rodgers from afar however: "I like his philosophy, the football he plays, which is exciting, and I have been very pleased with his success but the honest truth is Brendan looks as if he is very unhappy with the club - not just the team, but the club - and a lot of players are just not playing well."
With Rangers now up to second in the table and Hearts leading the way, this could be the most exciting Scottish title race in memory but then again, Celtic could get over this blip, win the next 10 matches and still have it wrapped up by Christmas.