Rangers and Celtic will not succeed in a mooted ‘British Super League.’
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after The Sun reported that talks have been held over the two Glasgow sides joining the English football pyramid.
The recent failed European Super League plot raised the issue of reform to the structures of both the Scottish and English games.
Rangers and Celtic would see their revenues skyrocket if they were invited to participate in the Premier League.
But concern has been expressed about the impact their departure could have on the rest of Scottish football.
In any case, Maguire claims that an all-British league is unlikely to get off the ground.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It would need a lot of people to vote for it whose interests would not be served by it happening.
“Under the constitution of the Premier League, you need a two-thirds majority. Why would Crystal Palace or West Brom vote for clubs that could potentially take their places?
“I don’t think there is a lot of desire for from the existing Premier League clubs. As far as the G6 (greedy six) are concerned, would they genuinely fear Rangers and Celtic being on a similar level to them?
“I don’t think they would, much in the same way that they don’t fear Newcastle and West Ham even though they’ve both got massive fanbases.
“They also don’t have the global sponsorship deals to the same extent as United, Liverpool and Chelsea.”
The winner of next season’s Scottish Premiership will be guaranteed an automatic Champions League group stage spot, providing enhanced revenues.
Rangers and Celtic will both enter Uefa’s flagship competition at the qualifying stage in 2021-22.
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