Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell has bemoaned the perceived lack of competition in Scotland while saying more needs to be done about the gap in finances between the richest and the poorest footballing countries.
“It’s put Celtic and other Scottish clubs at a competitive disadvantage in terms of wages and transfer fees.” Lawwell said.
Lawwell has been vocal in the past about Celtic jumping ship from Scottish football but over the last few years he has been more inclined to look at ways the Scottish brand can be furthered, not just for Celtic’s sake but for all clubs.
“The gap between the big nations and the small nations is huge and we need to
find a solution for Scottish football as well as Celtic in order to bridge that
gap in some way or other.”
With Scottish teams only getting a fraction of what our neighbours down south get in terms of competition money along with other lucrative revenues being in the Premiership brings we cannot look to them as we try to sell the Scottish game.
But if we intend to try and sell the Scottish game then we must repair the damage done by the hierarchy who still sit on their perch in Hampden being accountable to nobody.
Only then can we move forward.