“Wherever you go, there are an unbelievable amount of fans from those clubs.

“I’m not talking about the quality of football in Scotland, just the magnitude of the clubs themselves.

“They’re huge. That’s why, on that level, they’re very close to these big teams we’re talking about, I’m 100 per cent sure of that.

“So if there are any changes in the future, they should be involved or considered.”