Few expected Rangers to blow away Celtic in the Scottish Premiership last season as the Bhoys aimed for ten in a row.
Steven Gerrard’s side won the league title by a whopping margin of 25 points and with just two weeks left before pre-season preparations, Celtic are yet to bring in a new manager.
Provan thinks that ten-in-a-row looked like a formality at the start of last season and insisted that Celtic’s board are responsible for the way the Bhoys have imploded.
He lamented that last year Celtic’s financial dominance over Rangers looked impregnable and at the same time this year, the Hoops are the underdogs for the title next season.
The Celtic legend said on the Go Radio Football Show: “Ten-in-a-row looked like an absolute stick-on and looked like a procession.
“And there is no doubt that’s how the board of directors saw it and I am afraid it’s the board that has to take every ounce of flak because they certainly deserve it.
“They have thrown away an advantage that no Celtic board in history have enjoyed in terms of financial dominance over Rangers.
“And somehow they have taken them into a position where they are already underdogs for next season.”
Celtic are now facing even more delays in appointing a new manager as Ange Postecoglou does not have the relevant coaching badges to manage in Europe and he will require special UEFA clearance.