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A British Super League Involving Celtic And Rangers Is Being 'Secretly Planned'

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A British Super League Involving Celtic And Rangers Is Being 'Secretly Planned'

The European Super League might have been nixed after monumental backlash, but it's emerged that plans to reform the Premier League in the near future involve Celtic and Rangers.

In a whirlwind couple of days following the bombshell announcement, the breakaway league collapsed before it had even begun following widespread condemnation throughout football.

However, Martin Lipton from The Sun is reporting that there is a shared feeling that England's top flight needs an overhaul and Glasgow's two big guns being brought in is the main proposal being talked about.

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The pair have dominated Scottish football for years now, so much so that you have to go back to the 1984/85 season for the last Scottish champions not named Celtic or Rangers.

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Sir Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen side were the winners on that occasion and the departure of the Old Firm outfits to the Premier League could be appealing for other clubs in the SPFL as it would give them a much better chance of winning the title and playing in Europe.

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Celtic and Rangers, with their massive fanbase, would be part of much more lucrative sponsorship and broadcasting deals and it's believed their arrival in English football would benefit the league as well.

And while the European Super League was met with outrage across the board, it's said this idea would likely get the seal of approval from all parties - including FIFA, UEFA and the UK government.

A source told The Sun: "Whether or not the Super League was going to happen, we all feel that the Premier League has to be changed and improved.

"It is time we opened it up to Rangers and Celtic. That would make sense for everyone."

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Fans have regularly discussed how Celtic and Rangers would get on if they jumped ship and in 2019, Celtic's outgoing long-time skipper Scott Brown said the Bhoys' supporters would "take over".

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"I think our fans would take over," he told SPORTbible.

"Our fan support all over the world is huge and I think that's definitely one thing we would thrive off. They show their love to every single player that comes on the park and that's what makes them very, very special.

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"You never get bored of doing that walk-out when they're all cheering and singing, especially on Champions League nights.

"I think the lads would do great as well - we've competed in the Champions League against top teams like Man City and it was a draw at both places. It shows you we can compete."

Other ideas being floated around are to cut down from 20 Premier League teams to 18, as well as adopt an end of season play-off format for the top four as is seen in rugby union and rugby league.

Topics: European Super League, Celtic, Football, Premier League, England, SPFL, Scotland, Rangers

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