“They won’t do that” – Mark Guidi makes Celtic board investment claim
With the league title comes the Champions League riches. Celtic are set to claim at least £30m for participating in the group stages of Europes elite competition.
And even forgetting the money that will be earned, hearing that famous theme tune at Celtic Park along with the promise of some of the continents top clubs gracing the Parkhead turf is extremely exciting for the fans.
But along with all that, you need a team to compete on the park at that level.
And the Celtic board are notoriously well known for investing just enough in the first team to dominate Scottish football, but not enough to take on Europe.
But all that could be about to change according to Go Radio’s Mark Guidi.
The experienced journalist made this claim ahead of Celtic’s impending title win, “For Rangers to have that same financial package that Celtic are gonna get that’s a big thing moving forward.
“Which is great for Scottish football. Because it keeps both teams on their toes.
“Keeps the board at Celtic Park on their toes. Because Celtic supporters shouldn’t just want to see their board say, ‘Well we’ve got 35 million pounds start less so we’ll just do enough to get by’, no, they won’t do that if Rangers have got the money as well.
“So that makes it all very interesting domestically for next season too.”
I hope he’s right. Because we simply cannot have a repeat of Brendan Rodgers’ results when we finally get back into the Champions League.
Celtic are a Champions League club in stature and size, it’s time the board treated it as such.