Premier League supremo slams door on potential move.
The chief executive of the Premier League, Richard Scudamore, has dismissed ideas of the Old Firm clubs joining the Premier League, according to The Daily Mail.
Reports at the end of last week were suggesting that the two Glasgow clubs were looking into ways that could enter the Premier League, citing the example of Welsh club Swansea who play in what is technically an English league.
UEFA rules prohibit cross-border league, but with a women’s league amongst clubs in the Netherlands and Belgium having recently been given the go-ahead, Rangers boss Charles Green has been looking into the possibility of using sex discrimination laws to push through a move south of the border for his club Rangers.
Scudamore looked to pour cold water on those ideas though saying ‘Quite a lot of clubs around the world would like to play in the Premier League. The only clubs we are going to take are those promoted from the Championship. Our rules say it is only clubs from England and Wales and I don’t see that ever changing.’
That may still leave the door open for the Old Firm were they to apply to join the Conference and work their way up the leagues.
Get your England vs Scotland Rugby Six Nations tickets here!
Download the free fanatix app now for iPhone: Sport news, social
features and more!
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr: