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Ranger’s aspirations to join Premier League dashed

One idea to revitalise the fortunes of Rangers was that the club could re-form as a new club and play in England but Premier  League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore insisted he could not see it happening and the Old Firm in England's top flight  would go against Premier League regulations.

Suggestions the Old Firm clubs will attempt to leave the Scottish Premier League have surfaced again following Rangers going into administration.

Scudamore said: "Our rules are simple. It says we're a league formed for clubs that play in England and Wales.

"I don't see that ever changing. I don't see that changing on my watch, not that my watch may last for long.

"There's more in it for them than there is for us."

In 2009 Premier League rejected a two-tier Premier League to allow the Old Firm clubs into a two-tier Premier League put forward by Bolton chairman Phil Gartside.

Rangers are attracted to the TV revenue generated by the Premier League.

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