Outspoken talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has revealed he is backing Rangers in the Scottish Premiership title race - because Brendan Rodgers irritates him.

The former Crystal Palace owner stated he is "rooting for Rangers" this season to claim the top-flight title.

However, his reason for backing Philippe Clement's side came solely down to his disdain for Celtic manager Rodgers.

The pundit explained some of Rodgers' actions when he was Leicester City boss had irked him.

And he carries the irritation as he gave his backing to Rangers for the title this season.

Jordan said: “I’m rooting for Rangers in Scotland. 

"Brendan irritates me. Some of his behaviour at Leicester irritated me.”

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Jordan previously questioned Rodgers' return to Celtic as he suggested a Parkhead return would throw into question his career progression.

He said: "If he goes back to Celtic I'm not sure what that says about where his career is going, with due respect to Celtic. But they will get a capable manager.

"I would be surprised if that was a route that either party wanted to go down. Because if you've got this background noise of Celtic fans are disillusioned with him or disappointed with the way he left. And unfortunately, people must be judged by their last event, he was responsible in part for this team being relegated.

"So the most important thing to remember right now is his current version. Whether that's good enough for Celtic, whether Celtic wants to bring him back into the equation. I would be surprised, I don't think it's a fit that works.