I've been with the Herald for 30 years, though regular readers swear it seems longer. I've been chief sub-editor, literary editor and deputy sports editor. Opinion is divided on whether this is a testimony to my versatility or a judgment on my inability to hang on to a job.
His charges last night romped towards that target as if they had collectively booked all-inclusive deals in Martinique with Beyonce recruited to slap on the suncream before being slowed down by the speed bump that is Nigel Hasselbaink.
A fine Efe Ambrose header in the first half had given Celtic a lead that seemed slim but unassailable given the dominance of the champions but Hasseelbaink came on to earn his side a point with a marvellous finish eight minutes from time.
A first-half goal by Efe Ambrose was nullified by a magnificent strike by Nigel Hasselbaink with eight minutes remaining but the Celtic manager's frustration was alleviated by his satisfaction at his side's performance, particularly in the first half.
"That first 45 minutes is the best football I have seen in my time here. On a gluepot of the pitch the football, the pace, the movement was exceptional," he said.