Sunday, August 23, 1998 Published at 13:12 GMT 14:12 UK
Celtic - Trouble at the top
Celtic's players celebrate winning the Scottish title
Everything should be rosy for Celtic at the start of the new season.
In May the Glasgow giants won their first title in a decade and then provided no less than eight players for Scotland's World Cup squad.
The capacity of their Parkhead stadium has been expanded to 60,000, making it the largest club ground in Britain and they now have more season ticket holders, 52,000, than any other side in the country.
But away from these triumphant statistics, all is not well.
And the arrival of his replacement, Czech coach Josef Venglos, after a number of high profile figures had turned the job down, has done little to raise spirits.
There have been no major signings at Parkhead this summer, while arch rivals Rangers have spent £27m on strengthening their squad.
But there is no reason to believe Celtic will suffer on the pitch - as evidenced by the 5-0 victory over Dunfermline in their opening league game.
Swedish striker Henrik Larsson is the star of the team, but with players like Marc Rieper, Paul Lambert, Craig Burley and keeper Jon Gould, there is quality throughout the side.