Super League collapse has shown up 'irony' of Celtic and Rangers proposed move to England

The collapse of the European Super League has led to calls for Celtic and Rangers to ditch any aspirations of moving to the English Premier League.

The prospect of Celtic and Rangers moving to England has been discussed for years.
The prospect of Celtic and Rangers moving to England has been discussed for years.

The possibility of the Old Firm securing a lucrative move to England has been discussed for the past two decades, while Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond claimed last year that the Covid-19 crisis could inadvertently propel them and Rangers into a new British Premier League.

But Sky Sports pundit Curtis Davies, a defender with Derby County, believes the angry reaction to the doomed Super League plans should act as a wake-up call over the likely repurcussions for the game north of the border should the Glasgow rivals pursue their own breakaway plans.

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The former Aston Villa and Hull City centre-back believes such a move would sound the death-knell for the game in Scotland.

"The irony of it is, English clubs have always been calling for Celtic and Rangers to come to the Premier League and never really worried about what was going to happen to Scottish football," Davies told the Sky Sports Football Show.

"But now we understand how devastating it would be to Scottish football to lose Celtic and Rangers so I don't think we'll ever be calling for that again.

"At the time, everyone was like, 'if Celtic and Rangers came down here it would be brilliant, they could get 60,000 in the Premier League and all the money would be great for the league’, but it would have killed Scottish football.

"I think we understand that now and finally that Celtic and Rangers thing will be put to bed."

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