Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond suggests that his club is the best-performed outfit, both on and off the pitch, in Britain.
Desmond, who helped Fergus McCann rescue the Glasgow giants 20 years ago, is of the belief that the Hoops have done so well with limited resources in the past two decades that they can easily be compared to the top teams in England.
"If you look at the financial metrics between Celtic and other clubs in the UK, our performance, the balance-sheet performance and the performance on the field, I think, exceeds any other club, recognising that we are shackled by lack of revenues we have from TV and other comparable income that Premier League and Championship clubs get," he told Celtic TV.
"We have got financial stability, good organisational structures as far as scouting, development squad and coaching go. We have a vision of how we want to keep on improving the playing squad.
"If you look at the squads over the past few years, they are getting better and better each year."
Desmond added: "I see the club getting stronger on the playing field. I see the club being visionary in developing internationally. And I see the Celtic fans and the club having a partnership that will be a model for all other football clubs."
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