Ex-Rangers boss Warburton reckons Celtic and Gers would take chance to join England’s lower leagues


MARK WARBURTON reckons Rangers and Celtic would take the opportunity to join England's lower leagues.

Scottish football is facing financial trouble as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

QPR boss Mark Warburton

And it remains to be seen whether our own divisions will be able to begin their new seasons as normal.

There has been plenty of talk over the years concerning the possibility of the Ibrox and Parkhead sides joining the Premier League.

However, ex-Rangers boss Warburton reckons the Old Firm duo would jump at the chance to head for England's lower leagues, and help Scottish football in the process.

He told the Daily Record: "If Rangers and Celtic came south, as has been talked about for years and years, would that solve a dilemma?

Warburton during his time as Rangers boss

"Would that allow money to be paid to Scottish football's governing bodies to fund the pyramid in Scotland and allow a raising of interest with Rangers and Celtic coming south to the English game as well?

"I'm trying to find solutions, because I think the financial situation is really going to hit people very, very hard.

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"In the next three to six months, if we're not careful, we could indeed lose a number of names that have been established for decades.

"And that would be a tragedy for the game.

"If there was an opportunity for them to come in at the second level or the third level I think Rangers and Celtic would take it because they'd see it as a route to the Premier League.

"I think the English clubs would see two magnificent football institutions come down into their competition.

"Come bottom of the Premier League and you win £100million, when Celtic won the title I think they got just over £2m."

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