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The so-called ‘big six’ Premier League clubs will prevent Rangers and Celtic from joining a two-tier all-British division.

That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after David Moyes floated the idea of a two-tier Premier League system involving both Glasgow clubs.

The West Ham boss and ex-Celtic man suggested a structure that would allow other Scottish teams a pathway into a unified Anglo-Scottish league.

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The Sun first revealed that Rangers and Celtic had held secret talks over the prospect of entering the English pyramid.

But Maguire claims that the enormously influential ‘big six’ are unlikely to vote for something which is not in their interests.

He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I don’t see how you could automatically parachute them in.

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“Moyes has suggested PL 1 and PL 2, which has been spoken about on more than one occasion. But it’s going to get messy and murky.

“Why would Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool etc vote for a PL 2? After all, they would probably have to give a bigger proportion of their money towards it.

“There is a case for saying Rangers and Celtic have outgrown the Scottish Premiership. It was 1985 the last time someone else won the title.

“But From the Premier League’s perspective, where are they going to get the votes from?”

Rangers, who have already been crowned Scottish Premiership champions, thrashed Celtic 4-1 at Ibrox on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard’s side are targeting an unbeaten season with just a handful of matches remaining.

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