CELTIC and Rangers are wanted to sign up with a BRITISH League as part of the fall-out from the unsuccessful Euro breakaway plot.
While the Huge 6 led the embarrassing retreat from the Super League ordeal, they remain persuaded that reform of the Prem is necessary.
Top of the list of strategies being actively gone over is an offer to the two Glasgow giants to come south of Hadrian’s Wall.
And unlike the Super League disarray which was condemned globally, it’s most likely a bigger Premier League consisting of the Old Firm would be BACKED by Fifa, Uefa and the UK Government.
Celtic and Rangers would leap at the opportunity to take a slice of the Prem cake, while their inclusion would also see a spike in interest from fans across the world, sponsors and broadcasters.
Even the pair’s SPL rivals are believed likely to be going to wave goodbye to the two dominant forces north of the border, because it would provide a sensible chance of winning the title and the opportunity to qualify for the revamped Champions League.
One club source said: “Whether or not the Super League was going to occur, we all feel that the Premier League has to be changed and improved.
” It is time we opened it approximately Rangers and Celtic. That would make good sense for everyone.”
Reform of the Prem has actually been a big discussion point because October’s publication of the Task Big Picture plans drafted by Liverpool and Manchester United.
Prem president Richard Masters was forced to accept a “tactical evaluation” of the competition’s future, conceding “the status quo is not a choice”, which was carried out by US-owned Boston Consulting and is because of report back in June.
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But while the Big Six were battered by the ESL backlash, they believe the wind is in their sales over the requirement for change.
In addition to the Rangers and Celtic plan, another idea is an end of season leading 4 play-off, comparable to that in rugby union and rugby league.
However they are also still pressing, securely, for a decrease to the 18 team league that was envisaged at the start of the Prem when it was formed 3 decades back.
Another club chief added: “We have actually never fluctuated from the belief that 18 clubs is the only practical way forward.
” It is likewise what Uefa, Fifa and the European Club Association have actually long required.”
That may be a proposal too far for the 14 members of the ‘left behind club’ who ganged up to assist win the Super League fight with the Big Six.
But unlike the doomed Super League, there would be global backing for a British League.
Fifa President Gianni Infantino gave his true blessing for cross-border leagues when inquired about proposals for mergers in between Holland and Belgium and Mexico and the MLS.
Infantino stated: “If we desire teams to play at the greatest level around the world we need to have originalities and we require to see that.
” I am positive the best decisions will be made because regard but any mergers should be finished with respect to the guidelines.”
And while PM Boris Johnson introduced into the Super League argument by insisting he would throw every possible barrier in the way of the modifications, the prospect of including Rangers and Celtic in a cross-border UK league would be a potential consider the battle against the proposed 2nd Scottish independence referendum.
Ibrox and Parkhead supporters, delighted at the possibility of locking horns with England’s huge weapons, may be lured to strengthen resistance versus the SNP-led breakaway plans.
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