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Celtic: Dave Cormack reaches out to Dermot Desmond after Bhoys strategic plan revealed

Celtic: Dave Cormack reaches out to Dermot Desmond after Bhoys strategic plan revealed - Aberdeen

Aberdeen chief executive Dave Cormack has asked Celtic to reconsider the idea of possibly joining an Atlantic League.

Cormack urges Celtic to reconsider

The Daily Record revealed last month that majority shareholder Dermot Desmond had no interest in joining such a league format and has his heart set on taking his team to England.

Celtic have won nine-straight league titles and clinched an unprecedented treble-treble during the 2018/19 campaign.

Despite this, they find themselves 13 points behind arch-rivals Rangers before this weekend’s games and are already out of the Europa League before Christmas.

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Cited by Celts Are Here, Cormack has urged to reconsider. The Bhoys would join teams from countries such as the Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway in an all-new competition.

“This was a serious proposal for Scandinavian teams, a team from Ireland and five teams from Scotland to form an Atlantic League.

“But the real opportunity was to bring in 300m or 400m Euros a year in broadcast media rights, which would be significant for every Scottish league all the way down.

“The SFA were aware of it. The SPFL were aware of it. And Celtic, Rangers and ourselves and Ron Gordon at Hibs were aware of it.

“UEFA got behind it, but it was really down to the individual leagues.

Cormack added that he has been involved with conversations surrounding the league and was told by officials that Celtic had withdrawn from the proceedings.

“I got involved in a couple of Zoom calls in the last couple of months of discussion. And it was then that Andrew Doyle from SAL Partners in Ireland came out and said Celtic had pulled out.

“I don’t know why. The clubs were simply informed that Celtic had decided to pull out at this stage. And so they are back to the drawing board with it now.

“I think it is something we all need to really look at.

“If there is €300m-€400m available to Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Scotland and Ireland, then there is money to go around. It should be a serious conversation point.”

Transfer Tavern Verdict

It would be a huge call if Celtic were to take part in such a league and would rip up hundreds of years of Scottish football history.

Even so, Desmond intends to take Celtic to England and many debates have taken place over the years as to how they were fair in the Premier League.

Whatever the owner has planned for the club, he needs to start communicating with supporters in regards to what his intentions are. If they do decide to move, it will interesting to see what Rangers do.

In other news, talkSPORT pundit explains how Neil Lennon can save his job.

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