And while both Celtic and Rangers sides of the past have won nine titles in a row and won domestic trebles, victory for the Hoops over their old rivals will take them to within a win of a second successive clean sweep which has yet to be done in Scottish football. "That's what we aim to do in every game and we did that easily today".
Thousands of Rangers fans streamed out of Hampden before the final whistle prompting a disconsolate Murty to say: 'I would apologise to them for the game. If you deal with people in an emotional state, you get an emotional response. There seemed to be mutiny in the ranks too as Andy Halliday and Daniel Candeias reacted angrily to being substituted.
"We just knew as soon as we turned up that we were going to win", he commented.
"Craig [Gordon] made a couple of good saves but we should be scoring at least one".
"I wouldn't have been happy if I was taken off".
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Asked about his appetite for staying on, he said: "I am not going to talk about my role, I think it would be churlish and selfish in the extreme to talk about my own situation in the rawness of that".
Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic are focused on the Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers as they look to rewrite history. "I will speak to him in the week, we will have a chat and move forward from there".
"There should be disappointment and frustration and anger there", Murty said.
"There was anger, frustration, all the sorts of emotion you would expect from a changing room that has just gone through that", he said. "It is about making sure they turn that into positives and energy to power us through to the end of the season, rather than allowing it to be disruptive". As did midfielder Olivier Ntcham in the 78th minute, by which time thousands of Gers fans had left the ground.
"We wanted to get to the final but there's always pressure".