David Moyes dropped Celtic into his Friday West Ham press conference, after being asked about a potential European Super League.
Moyes is known to be a Hoops fan, and played at Celtic Park between 1980 and 1983, but has never managed north of the border.
However, he still seems to have a real love for the Scottish game, as he claimed both ourselves and our rivals across the city should have been invited to join the English top-tier.
Moyes was asked about the supposed FIFA-backed ‘European Premier League’ (Sky Sports) on Friday.
As per football.london, he said: “I think the Champions League is a really good format, I can only guess this is all to do with money.
“If we then get into the situation where certain clubs are going to have so much more than others then it is going to make the competition worse, at the moment there is still the doubt of how some games can go and their outcome so I hope it doesn’t happen.
“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.”
Celtic would have a right to be in the conversation
It’s always nice to hear an English top-flight boss speak so glowingly about the size of Celtic, even if he does have connections to the club.
It will be really interesting to see what happens with this reported FIFA concept, and whether clubs like ourselves would be included in any future plans.
Sure, we are not one of the leading sides in Europe these days. But that’s more down to us playing in Scotland than anything else.
If Celtic were playing in a high-profile league, we’d be one of the biggest and best sides in Europe.
But then again, you’ve probably heard that all before…