Rangers are sweating on their title fate ahead of a crunch Uefa meeting today that could pave the way for the season to end this week and Celtic be crowned champions, Football Insider understands.
The SPFL has been in constant talks today about how and when this season’s Scottish Premiership can resume but that is looking less likely after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon dropped the bombshell that football might not be allowed to restart until a cure for Covid-19 has been found.
A Scottish league source has told Football Insider that chiefs are not awaiting an update on Uefa plans to finish the 2019-20 campaign to all its 55 national associations at a video conference today.
The European governing body has launched two working groups, one specifically assessing the fixture calendar as it looks to aim the season in August.
Details today may be sketchy but it is Uefa’s intention for specific proposals to be presented by mid-May at the latest.
The continuing uncertainty over the spread of coronavirus is creating major issues at most leagues, not least in Scotland.
The SPFL may find out today, however, if they can ask Uefa for permission to end the season this week.
That would be a hammer blow to Rangers, who have engaged in a public war of words with the governing body and accused them of serious foul play.
Rangers say “no fair-minded person” can take the SPFL’s vote to curtail the lower leagues in Scotland seriously, with the knock-on effect that the board now has the power to “call” the top flight if it deemed the season could not be completed.
Celtic are 13 points ahead of Rangers while Hearts are bottom and in danger of relegation.
Rangers last week repeated their concerns about “bullying” and “coercion” of clubs to back the bungled vote proposal and again called for CEO Neil Doncaster and the league’s legal adviser Rod McKenzie to be removed while an investigation was launched.