Could Old Firm bosses win titles with other clubs?
How do you measure the talent and ability of an Old Firm manager?
Could Neil Lennon or Walter Smith win the Scottish Premier League title with any club outside of the Old Firm?
The last team outside of the Glasgow pair to win the top flight was Aberdeen back in the 1984/85 season.
Sir Alex Ferguson (left) and Walter Smith have had success in Scotland in different eras. Photo: SNS
With one half of the duo set to take the top prize for the 26th season in succession, it begs the question: are Old Firm managers more talented than others or are they winning the league because of their huge extra resources?
Could Smith win the SPL, for instance, with his old club Dundee United?
Wattie, was and still is much cherished by United fans of a certain vintage, who recall his time as a player and as a coach under Jim McLean with great affection.
He played a huge part in United's glory years in Europe.
But that was pre-Bosman and before the Old Firm had seriously exercised their financial muscle, which was first unleashed at Ibrox during the Graeme Souness era and radically reshaped the Scottish game.
Lennon is now in a strong position to cap a great first season in management by winning the SPL.
But could he do the same if he was manager of Aberdeen?
The Dons went one better than United in not only reaching, but winning a European final, two, if you count their Super Cup triumph.
But in today's environment where both clubs pay around a sixth of Old Firm wages and can no longer retain the services of giants like Wille Miller and Alex McLeish or Dave Narey and Paul Hegarty, for their entire careers, could Old Firm managers either past or present, achieve today a fraction of what McLean and Sir Alex Ferguson did with those clubs.
So how do you measure the ability of an Old Firm boss?