DAVID MOYES has said that Celtic could take the Premier League by storm if they were able to access the finances and platform that English teams have. Moyes made 24 league appearances for Celtic with a Championship medal to show for his time in Glasgow.
The West Ham manager believes that Celtic and Rangers could seek a move to the Premier League if Liverpool and Manchester United threaten to leave for a European Super League. As reported by The Daily Record, Moyes believes that the cash available for top English teams in Europe could lead to a rethink of football, with the two Scottish giants joining in a British League.
Moyes thinks that they would be a success but questions the timing of it and whether it is viable.
“Yeah, and I think that’s something that’s a big consideration, but as someone who comes from Scotland I think both Celtic and Rangers are completely underestimated in what they would bring to a league.
“I think having them and their level of support would be good for the Premier League. That’s my opinion.
“Yes it would affect Scottish football, just like the effect would come if some so-called ‘bigger clubs’ went into a European league. We wouldn’t necessarily like that.
“I’ve been hoping for 40 or 50 years that Rangers and Celtic might get into the Premier League, so why suddenly can we change the dynamics of the set-up of the English leagues and go to a European League?
“Surely it couldn’t be done that quickly.
“I think that Celtic and Rangers should have been joining the Premier League but that is not going to be the case. Those two clubs up there are huge and I think it would have been great.”
Both Glasgow clubs have taken the Scottish coalition to 9th this season and more results in Europe would increase that, giving potentially two Champions League places in future seasons which would be a huge financial boost for Scottish football due to solidarity payments.
West Ham have enjoyed a good start to the season, winning two and drawing one of their five fixtures. Celtic meanwhile have had a slow start to this season but are only four points behind with one game in hand over Rangers.