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SFL chief Longmuir fears Celtic, Rangers may still leave Scotland

Scottish Football League chief David Longmuir has pinpointed the potential future abandonment of the Old Firm could ruin Scottish football.

Longmuir admitted in a document sent to all 30 SFL clubs yesterday that Scottish football is still in danger of losing drawcards Celtic and Rangers and hopes to put in place a contingency to maintain their legacy just in case.

"Scottish football should be putting in place now a strategy which potentially future proofs our game to the loss of both these global brands," the document read.

"If both clubs were to leave without the legacy of a colt team and an annual financial settlement, Scottish football as an industry would face significant drops in commercial, marketing and media investment.

"Our games may be more competitive with more clubs evenly matched, but that would come with a potential reduction in quality and resources."

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Andrew Slevison
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