Former Celtic winger Didier Agathe has blasted former Hoops and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan.

As a player, Agathe was part of Celtic's treble winning squad in 2001 and was an integral part of Martin O'Neill's era at the club.

And while he insists that he learned so much from the Irishman, he suggested Strachan was little more than an ego.

“I learned a great deal from Martin O’Neill from the personal point of view," he said in an interview with a French magazine. "He was a proper manager, he spoke with his players and fostered a real team spirit.

“However Gordon Strachan was totally the opposite. He brought in a right-back, Paul Telfer – and the guy was married to his daughter! There you go.

“I clashed with Strachan in my very first training session with him, as I was injured and he told me to train against the advice of the physios.

“He was hung up in comparison to O’Neill. I honestly didn’t learn a thing from him, and I’m not just saying this as I didn’t get to play.

“Gordon is truly everything that football should not produce.

“You get the impression that he is there because of his ego, and not because he wanted to pass on any knowledge.”

From a distance, Agathe believes Brendan Rodgers is more in keeping with the style of O'Neill.

The Frenchman said: “Brendan is a guy I love. I like his attacking style of play, and he loves his team to create chances and play proper football.

“I met him at a charity game, and he embraced me to say he’d been a Celtic fan since he was little. He is the sort of person who should manage the club.

"When you feel love for the club you are going to do a good job."