FORMER Celtic defender David Moyes reckons it could be time for his old club to get the opportunity to join a new British league system.
Reports of the Hoops moving across the border surfaced yet again in the wake of the sensational collapse of the so-called European Super League.
The West Ham boss joined the chorus of criticism for the breakaway set-up, but called for a new-look a second Premier League and a pathway for more Scottish clubs to join.
Moyes expressed disappointment in the actions of the two Manchester clubs, United and City, London trio Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs plus Liverpool who were involved in the ill-fated plans for the ESL, but admitted: “I think reform is needed.
“Change is needed in some way. I think the Premier League has a brilliant product, I really do, but at the top clubs you’re talking about too many games, so could we have Premier League I and Premier League II?
“Could we have a situation where we do invite Rangers and Celtic to Premier League II? Why can we not unite the UK? Why do we have to be England and Scotland and not unite it?”
Maoes, speaking to Sky Sports News, added: “Why can it not be a pyramid that allows teams in the Scottish leagues to get into Premier League II? In fact, I think actually more money would filter down if Rangers and Celtic could be given an opportunity to come in.
“Why can we not unite the UK? We are in Brexit now, we have our country, so why not? Rangers and Celtic would only enhance what is happening in England.
“Why not try and make what we have got something new and maybe take a few less teams, maybe two out of the Premier League and put in Premier League II, and we have a few extra weeks?”
Celtic, of course, have been linked with a shift across the border many times in recent decades and it’s a thought-provoking possibility which has legs to run and run.