Jamie O’Hara backs Rangers but dismisses Celtic’s chances in proposed British Super League


Celtic and Rangers have been touted as members of a new British Super League (Picture: Getty Images)

Celtic would be relegated from the Premier League if they were thrown into the competition right now, but Rangers would fare much better, believes former Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves man Jamie O’Hara.

After the collapse of the European Super League idea earlier this week there are now rumblings of a British Super League, which would see the two Scottish giants join a revamped Premier League.

There has long been talk of the possibility of the Glasgow sides joining the Premier League but it has never really come close to happening in the past.

Now there are, reportedly, active talks going on to bring Rangers and Celtic into the fold with the English clubs, something they are interested in and the rest of the Scottish side are also keen on as their chances of success will vastly improve.

The Glasgow clubs may be up for the idea of taking on the English, but O’Hara feels it would go badly for the green and white side of the city given their current struggles for results.

O’Hara has higher hopes for Rangers, but cannot see Celtic competing with Premier League sides in the short-term.

‘Right now, if they got put in tomorrow, I think Rangers would survive, they would stay up,’ O’Hara told talkSPORT.

‘If you put them in the Premier League now I think Rangers would stay up with Steven Gerrard in charge. They’ve had a great season.

‘Celtic would go down, I’d put them up for relegation.’

O’Hara does feel that, given the size of the clubs, they could improve to the point at which they could compete, if they had time to invest in players and get used to their new surroundings.

Rangers especially, O’Hara believes, could bring in high quality players under the leadership of Steven Gerrard.

Steven Gerrard is enjoying a successful time as Rangers boss (Picture: Getty Images)

‘On that I would say that if you gave them a transfer window and a season to bed in I think they would compete for the top six because they are huge football clubs,’ he said.

‘They’d need a couple of seasons to find their feet.

‘If Rangers come into the Premier League with Steven Gerrard as manager, are you telling me he wouldn’t be able to attract some of the best players in the world?’


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