SFA chief Regan denies Scottish football cash crisis

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has rubbished claims that Scottish football is currently in a crisis.

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has rubbished claims that Scottish football is currently in a crisis.

One of the country’s top two clubs, Rangers FC, find themselves in administration and facing an uncertain future prompting many outsiders to suggest that the state of Scottish football is dire.

But Regan has retorted to those claims by indicating that the clubs in Scotland are no more affected than any other club in world football and believes a new TV rights deal will help lift the country’s showpiece the Scottish Premier League.

"Is Scottish football in crisis? No, no more so than any other country around the world,‚ÄĚ Regan said at the UEFA congress in Istanbul.

"I think football finance is an issue for many countries and I think a gap is emerging between those that have and those that don't have, largely driven by television revenues, and the smaller countries and their leagues are trying to eke out money and bring more money into the game.

"Clubs in administration in Scotland are no different to clubs in administration elsewhere. I think Rangers is unique simply because it is such a big name and a big footballing brand.

"There will be a route through this, we will have to find out what the best route is and start to build a plan for the future."

 
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