Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has not held back with his opinion on reconstruction in the SPFL, The Daily Record report.

Ann Budge of Hearts and Les Gray of Hamilton are heading up a taskforce of clubs at varying levels of Scottish football looking at how to reconstruct the leagues to prevent the relegation of clubs such as the Tynecastle outfit and Partick Thistle.

However, with the ongoing public health crisis threatening to cause havoc to the finances of most, if not all, of the teams in the country, Cormack has likened these talks to rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic.


He wants Scottish football’s entire focus to be on survival.

As quoted by The Daily Record, he said: “My perspective on it is you have 15 people on a committee looking at reorganising Scottish football and many of them have opposing views.

“While we are focusing on that we are not focusing on what matters right now, like the other leagues are doing in other countries working with government and health authorities to get back to football as quickly and safely as we can.

Subscribe to 67 Hail Hail TV now

“If we spend the next two months fighting through reorganising the whole league we are focusing on the wrong thing.

“For me, this is almost like we are trying to reorganise the deckchairs on the Titanic while it’s going down. We have to focus on surviving, that’s the number one thing.”

It feels increasingly unlikely that Celtic will be playing in a revamped top-flight next season with Aberdeen not the only team to speak out against discussing reconstruction at this moment.

Next season is a bit of a mystery for Celtic and Scottish football

Next season is a bit of a mystery for Celtic and Scottish football / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Hibernian chief exec Leeann Dempster actually pulled out of the taskforce on Monday citing attention being given to more important matters.

With an 11-1 majority needed in the Scottish Premiership to pass the expansion of the SPFL or redistribution of prize money, the numbers just don’t seem there at the moment.

That might not suit the likes of Hearts but they might end up just having to live with relegation.

Have something to tell us about this article?