Kieran Maguire shares intriguing insight on Rangers and Celtic coefficients after Uefa reveal
Rangers are set to overtake Celtic in Uefa’s five-year coefficient – but the Hoops still have the edge in the “crucial” 10-year rankings.
So says finance boffin Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider ahead of Rangers’ clash with Malmo tomorrow night (3rd August).
Celtic bowed of the preliminary rounds of the Champions League at the previous stage after a 3-2 aggregate defeat to FC Midtjylland.
Uefa’s official rankings are yet to be updated to reflect recent results but, as per the Scottish Sun on 29th July, Rangers are set to leapfrog Celtic.
However, the Hoops remain ahead of their rivals in the 10-year coefficient.
And Maguire explains that it is the 10-year coefficient is truly significant in doling out Uefa prize money.
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“You get shares, in effect,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“The team that is ranked highest in the 10-year coefficient get 32 shares, the second gets 31 and so on down to the lowest-ranked getting one share.
“I think it is similar in the Europa League but Uefa are being very coy at the moment about how the money is being delegated.
“The Premier League seem to have taken the same approach. So the exact financial benefits might not be clear for a while.
“But the coefficient can be crucial in determining how much money any given team will get from European participation.“
Celtic will play FK Jablonec in the Europa League play-offs after their Champions League elimination.
Rangers meanwhile are hoping to qualify for the group stages of Europe’s top competition for the first time since 2010-11.