Date: 3rd March 2019 at 10:16pm
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Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville thinks Celtic and Rangers should seek to form a British league to cash in on the riches of the English Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers’ departure from the Hoops has again thrown up tired comparisons between the size of Celtic compared to teams down south, with many pundits and fans making a grave error by suggesting that wealth is equal to status.

Neville thinks the Rodgers moving to England was not surprising and is hoping the two big Glasgow sides eventually form a British league.

Writing in a column for Sky Sports, the former Man United man explained:

It was no real surprise to see him take the job with the lure of the Premier League, we saw that when Virgil van Dijk left the champions – a club the size of Celtic – to join Southampton. Brendan obviously felt he had taken the club as far as possible.

I have always been a big advocate of a British league with Celtic and Rangers in. How they’d do is tough to say but these are huge clubs and it is something I have thought for a long time.

Personally speaking I am not that interested in seeing Celtic play the likes of Burnley and Watford. No offence to those teams but I just find much more interested in playing the classic Scottish sides that make up the Premiership.

Others will disagree, but apart from money, the Scottish game is lacking nothing compared to England. We have the passion, drama and exciting matches to rival most leagues and I believe it is incredibly underrated as a sport to follow.

How we bridge the gap to richer clubs down south is not known, but hopefully continuing qualification to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League at least allows us to bring quality players to Glasgow.

 

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