No problem with that. If they have such means to hand, they'd be foolish not to use them.
Other clubs though don't. Nor will they ever have.
Spending beyond their means is a plan that has a horrible sting when it goes wrong and given what's happened in Scottish football in recent years, no one is going to do that unless they overdose on kool-aid.
So why make such a statement? As outlined here: https://theclumpany.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/pitchforks-and-flaming-torches/ Collins could well have fired up every other team to the point where their respective managers don't really need to give a team-talk before playing Celtic.
Of course Celtic will have enough in their locker to see off most determined challenges over 90 minutes, but there will always be the odd time when they might slip.
And should Aberdeen improve on last season's title bid this time around, the margin for error could be very small.
But even when you take all of that out of the equation, you do have to wonder what on earth was he thinking of.
If another manager came out sneering about Celtic, a robust response from Parkhead would be justified.
So why would Collins do this?
If you look at his background in management - especially when he was boss of Hibs for a year - he does have form for rubbing people up the wrong way.
His time in the Easter Road dugout will show that he won a League Cup and left because of a disagreement over the transfer budget with the board.
Lest we forget the player mutiny that also happened.
Earlier this year, in a broadcast for the Monday Night Fitba show, Michael Stewart reflected on his time playing at Hibs.
The manager who signed him, Tony Mowbray, he had a lot of time for - as did many other players who served under him at Easter Road.
It was when Mowbray left to take the West Brom job and Collins' subsequent arrival that the atmosphere changed for Stewart. He said:
“To begin with my relationship with Collins was fine. In the end it wasn’t the best.“It was during my second season at Hibs and I was in no hurry to leave as I liked Edinburgh. I was looking about though as you do.
“At that point Hibs were riding high in the SPL and still in the League Cup. Collins came to me and said he’d like to build the Hibs team around me and I thought, ‘That’s great news’.
“At that time Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson had warned me about him and I told them I hadn’t had any real problems with him up until then.
“I told Collins I was happy at Hibs but I wanted to see if anything else was out there and I was keeping my options open to explore all avenues before I signed a new deal with Hibs.
“There were a few other options coming in and I didn’t want to commit to something straight away. There were other things to think about.
“I was not on huge money at Hibs and I’d been at the club for a couple of years just to get back
into it and start playing regular football again.
“Collins said he respected my wishes and totally got where I was coming from as he’d done the same at Celtic before signing for Monaco and that players had to think of themselves
“However, as a manager Collins wanted an indication of where I thought my future lay.
“I told Collins I’d keep him in the loop and if I entered into discussions with any club I’d tell him and I thought that was the best I could do for him.
“I’m honest in my dealings with people yet I’ve been labelled a troublemaker and arrogant.
“I’m not the confrontational person I’ve been painted. If you speak to anyone with any substance in football they will tell you I’ve a good relationship with them.
“Some people like to pick up money and hide in the shadows but I’m not like that.
“But from that moment on Collins’ attitude to me changed completely. I’m convinced he thought I’d already signed for another club and I was bullshitting him. I wasn’t.
“His demeanour towards me was terrible after that. He tried to ostracise me and push me out. I was on the bench and then training with the kids.
“Collins tried to act as if nothing was wrong. He hated confrontation in the dressing room.
“That’s why he got on so well with the Hibs youngsters because they are impressionable.
“If you’re going to be a successful manager you need to get your experienced players – the ones who are running the dressing room – on your side otherwise you lose the dressing room.
“That is exactly what happened with Collins at Hibs. His narcissistic mentality where it was all about him is alright with kids because they still looked up to him.
“Collins had walked into Hibs and commanded instant respect for what he did as a footballer.
“He had a great career and was a great player – and within five minutes he’d lost the Hibs dressing room because of his demeanour and stature.
“When Collins was a pundit talking about the game on the TV, I always thought he spoke well and I did not disagree with his views.
“He always came across well but when it came to human interaction he just didn’t have it. I was an easy scapegoat, he thought I’d signed for another club.”
In an interview which spawned the infamous 'six-pack' line about Collins, Brown said:
"As soon as he walked in the door he took his shirt off in the dressing room and was showing everybody his six-pack.
"He said, 'This is what you have to work to and what you have to do now'. I couldn't believe what he was doing.
"You would never have seen Tony Mowbray doing anything like that. The pair of them are chalk and cheese.
"It was absolutely horrendous. I didn't know what to say - it was incredible and ridiculous and the players just laughed at him.
"He is very arrogant. He thinks he is still a player and as a player you need that arrogance because you have to look after yourself.
"But as a manager you can't be like that. You have to look after the group and try to please everyone.
"Players were fighting with each other every few days. You would sometimes get half a dozen of them fighting and I had to pull Merouane Zemmama and Michael Stewart apart in one instance.
"Rob Jones went for Zemmama as well and Stewart and Kevin Thomson were always at each other's throats and kicking lumps out of each other. All the players were involved at some point.
"Some players were busting a gut in training to win a five-a-side game while others were standing around doing nothing.
"As soon as you said something to them there was a confrontation, fisticuffs and handbags.
"But the manager just hid and Tommy Craig (Collins' assistant) said, 'Don't speak to him like that because you will upset him'. What kind of b****** is that?"
"The Dunfermline game (April 7, 2007 - Hibs lost 1-0) was the worst I saw. People were throwing things around and shouting and screaming at one another.
"It was getting personal and that's when it came to a head. The players ended up turning on each other because the manager had lost control.
"(At the training camp in Spain ahead of the 2007 League Cup final) there was a big bust-up. We were only out there for two days but we had a crisis meeting.
"We all knew we were out there for a reason and the lads were professional enough.
"The manager imposed an 11pm curfew the first day and we were all in the hotel before it. But the next day the curfew was set at 9.30pm with no reason given for the change.
"That put everyone's back up.
"The lads weren't even allowed to drink tea and coffee. Are you telling me lads aren't allowed to drink tea and coffee in their own homes?
"I understand being professional but they are taking people out of their own environment and putting them in a prison environment.
"We decided to have a crisis meeting but within 10 minutes of the 90-minute meeting the boss stood up and stormed out of the room because he couldn't handle the players having a go at him.
"He left Tommy to pick up the pieces and even he admitted he was disappointed with what the manager had done. He said he would 'sort that out later'. What kind of respect would the manager get from that?
"Nobody was ever disciplined - there was no discipline at the club.
"A fine list went up saying he would be very strict with no phones in the dressing room and no kicking a football around the dressing room.
"But that soon went out the window. People were booting balls around in the dressing room in front of the manager's face.
"They should have been hit with pounds 50-pounds 100 fines but nobody ever got fined.
"The very fact he (Collins) would watch video clips of players publicly in the kit room in front of other players was a disgrace.
"There were two or three players watching with him or in the background and he would say publicly that someone was 'shit' and 'he shouldn't be playing for this club' in front of the others.
"I witnessed this and was shocked. He shouldn't be saying that. It obviously gets back to that player, so how does that make them feel?"
In fact, Brown insists it was assistant boss Craig, a man with a wealth of experience at the highest level in both Scottish and English football, who was regarded by the players as the manager with Collins seen as just a frontman.
He said: "Tommy is the boss at Hibs and Collins is the face. That is common knowledge within the dressing room.
"Whenever anyone says 'go and see the manager' we would ask who we should see - John Collins or Tommy? John's people skills are rubbish."
You wondered why he did that given that it seemed to spur on the other teams and when Falkirk were relegated, the managers of those sides queued up to throw Pressley's words back at him.
May 2016 will show us if Collins will suffer the same humiliation. I don't expect that to happen even if I do see Aberdeen making the title race closer than last season's was.
But even so, it is puzzling why Collins has done this. He must remember when Hibs lost 3-2 to Hearts on December 2006, he proceeded to call the Gorgie side after the match, a 'pub team' - even though they had been beaten by them.
It wound Hearts up and after they won the next Edinburgh derby at Easter Road, goalkeeper Craig Gordon said the 'pub team' jibe had been remembered and had done Hearts' teamtalk for them.
Fast forward eight years and it seems that Collins has saved every other manager in the Premiership a 10-minute chat.
Time will tell how costly this throwaway soundbite of his will be.