Forget European Super League, how about a British Super League? David Moyes calls for Scottish clubs to be able to join the English pyramid as ‘reform is needed’ – with the top flight split into a Premier League One and Two
- David Moyes wants a British Super League with Scottish clubs joining England
- Moyes believes there would be more money if Celtic and Rangers were involved
- He has called for the Premier League to be split into two to reduce matches
David Moyes wants to see a major reform of football in England and Scotland with Glasgow Rangers and Celtic invited into a new British Premier League.
While admitting he was ‘very disappointed’ with the six British clubs who attempted a breakaway, the West Ham manager believes the current domestic and European structures are overdue for huge rethinks.
Moyes, whose side host Chelsea on Saturday in a fixture that will have a huge bearing on the race for the top four, wants to see the Premier League split into a pair of smaller tiers – a Premier League One and Premier League Two. His suggestion would see Rangers and Celtic make the landmark leap south into the second of those divisions as part of a wider Scottish-English merger.
David Moyes has called for a British Super League with Scottish clubs joining England
Moyes believes the likes of Celtic (left) and Rangers (right) would enhance the English game
He said: ‘I think reform is needed. I think the Premier League has a brilliant product, I really do, but you hear the top clubs talking about too many games, so could we have Premier League One and Premier League Two?
‘Could we have a situation where we invite Rangers and Celtic to Premier League Two? Why can we not unite the UK?
‘Why do we have to be England and Scotland and not unite it? Why can it not be a pyramid that allows teams in the Scottish leagues to get into Premier League Two?
‘In fact I think actually more money would filter down if Rangers and Celtic could be given an opportunity to come in. We are in Brexit now, we have our country, so why not? Rangers and Celtic would only enhance what is happening in England.’
Moyes’ high-flying West Ham host Chelsea on Saturday in a pivotal battle in the top-four spots
Saturday’s clash with Chelsea pits West Ham against one of the co-conspirators in ESL plot – a factor that Moyes believes will provide a further jolt for his players as they attempt to gatecrash the elite.
‘I think it is certainly motivation,’ he said. ‘I don’t know whether the dampening down of it changes things. But I think there was a host of anger between a lot of people.
‘It’s a difficult situation that many of the professional players at the big six were put in. It is something which obviously had not been discussed with them, and you heard the voices of so many of them who disagreed with it in the first place.’