I’d like to see Rangers and Celtic play in England, says Harry Redknapp

QUEENS Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp would welcome Celtic and Rangers joining the English football setup.

QUEENS Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp would welcome Celtic and Rangers joining the English football setup.

The former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager believes that the departure of Celtic and Rangers would give other Scottish clubs ‘a chance to win something.’

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His comments come after Rangers chief executive Charles Green again brought up the possibility of Rangers abandoning Scottish football after the SFL and SPL made progress in league reconstruction talks.

Redknapp added: “They’re two of the biggest clubs in the world. You look around their support, they are fantastic football clubs. You go all over the world you’ll find supporters of Celtic and Rangers.”

The QPR boss claims he has always supported the possibility of the two rivals joining English football, and cited Swansea as an example of why the two Scottish clubs should be able to compete south of the Border.

“We’ve got Welsh teams in the Premier League. Swansea City are there. Why not two Scottish teams?” he said.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger waded into the debate, echoing Redknapp’s support but voicing concerns for the rest of Scottish football, saying: “You would not want to destroy Scottish football and Rangers and Celtic in England would destroy the Scottish game.”