The SPFL board are set to meet next week to discuss options for the Scottish Premiership and lower leagues in the country, but one drastic option will not be on the table, The Daily Record report.
The paper say that a so-called ‘null and void’ move, eradicating the season’s results, will not even be considered by league bosses.
However, priorities up for discussion will be both a league cancellation, resulting in Celtic being crowned champions, and the prospect of restarting fixtures this summer.
It’s stated that if the 2019/20 season is unable to return, Neil Lennon’s Bhoys are almost guaranteed to be the nine-in-a-row title winners.
Club Chief Executive Peter Lawwell has already stated that his preference would be to complete the season if possible, taking into account government advice.
However, it appears there is no horror outcome here for the Hoops. A league title looks destined to land at Celtic Park one way or another, recognition of the hard work put in by the players all season.
And a Hampden source has told The Record that it’s very likely we’ll be moving towards a Belgium-style decision, stating: “The smaller nations have less lucrative broadcast deals and so the scale of the problems they face from cancelling the season are just about manageable.
“The priority for clubs in these countries is to urgently distribute prize money and to begin selling season tickets.
“On the contrary, for the bigger leagues and for UEFA itself, the financial costs of cancelling the season as it stands are so unmanageable.
“After discussions at the start of next week it’s very likely we will move towards a Belgium-type decision but obviously it would then to be made water-tight legally before any announcement.”
After a significant period of confusion and stalling, it appears next week could be the critical one for determining what’s in store for Scottish football over the next few months.
We could find ourselves in a situation of looking towards the 2020/21 season before too long, with Celtic having achieved something wonderful.
Hopefully, solutions are found that’s to the benefit of most clubs impacted by the ongoing crisis.