CELTIC are laughing all the way to the bank after their participation in Europe for yet another season.
The figures out yesterday showed the club had another fruitful foray into Europe’s biggest competition.
At today’s exchange rate Celtic got £28M + gate receipts approx £6M + EL last 32 £450k + to be confirmed market pool for EL last 32 of £ X + EL gate receipts £1.5M
A total of just under £36M with the EL market pool ( TV money , last year it was a further £450k) to be added . https://t.co/HlGrbwHxYy
— Barcabhoy (@Barcabhoy1) March 15, 2018
Celtic ended up third in the group that consisted of PSG, Bayern and Anderlecht.
The importance of having these runs are significant to the club but it’s going to be very difficult going forward to be included in Europe’s elite competition.
Celtic will have to play FOUR qualifiers next term in order to make it to the group stage of the competition.
The Hoops have managed three qualifiers up until now but their season will start even earlier as they try to navigate past potential banana skins.
UEFA are looking to close shop on the poorer nations and clubs as they open more slots for the top five leagues. At some point UEFA will have to rename the competition when there are very few champions in it.