Scudamore: Old Firm will NEVER be allowed into English competition
ENGLISH Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore does not believe Celtic and Rangers will ever be allowed to join the top flight south of the border.
Suggestions the Old Firm clubs will attempt to leave the SPL have surfaced again following Rangers going into administration.
One idea would be that the Ibrox club could re-form as a new club and play in England.
But Scudamore insisted he could not see it happening and that the Old Firm in England’s top flight would go against Premier League regulations.
He said: “Our rules are simple.
“It says we’re a league formed for clubs that play in England and Wales.
“I don’t see that ever changing. I don’t see that changing on my watch, not that my watch may last for long.
“There’s more in it for them than there is for us.”
The English Premier League clubs voted overwhelmingly against allowing the Old Firm clubs into a two-tier Premier League as part of a proposal put forward by Bolton chairman Phil Gartside in November 2009.
The main attraction for a move by Celtic and Rangers would be finance – even the bottom club in the English Premier League earns several times more in television money than the two Old Firm clubs.
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