Revealed: Big Rangers dossier update amid new talks, Celtic put squeeze on SPFL
The SPFL are expected to hold back on ending the season prematurely until the vote on the Rangers dossier takes place, Football Insider understands.
Leading clubs, including Celtic and the Light Blues, are pushing for more clarity from Scottish league chiefs and to establish a date by which it would call a finish to the campaign.
An SPL source has told Football Insider that it’s increasingly expected the 42 league clubs will first vote on 12 May on Rangers’ requisition to put CEO Neil Doncaster and legal adviser Rod MacKenzie on trial by an independent QC led investigation.
The extraordinary general meeting set for next week has clouded the issue for the completion of the Scottish Premiership even though the SPFL has secured a mandate to call the season early.
The governing body has already ended the lower leagues’ season and there is a growing clamour for the top flight to follow.
The 12 top-flight clubs and Championship winners Dundee United are set to return to the negotiating table today to thrash out the major issues after holding a two-hour conference on Friday.
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A Scottish source told Football Insider is that the consensus is for the season to be completed by many clubs believe it is becoming logistically impossible.
This is partly because of the numbers of players out of contract on 30 June – many teams will struggle to put out a matchday squad – and the difficulty in guaranteeing health and safety.
Celtic and Rangers are among the clubs keen to establish a date by which it needs to be ended.
SPFL are waiting for clarity from the Scottish government and Uefa, and will then consult with clubs before making a decision that is now expected to be by the middle of next week at the earliest.
Ibrox managing director Stewart Robertson told the SPL clubs on Friday that they will see Rangers’ evidence against the SPFL this week.
The Light Blues have claimed “bullying” and “coercion” of clubs by the SPFL.
In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club have agreed blockbuster deal worth around £10million.