Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist wants the Scottish Premiership to complete its campaign, insisting that there is still a chance that Rangers could catch Celtic at the top of the table.
With 13 points clear at the top of the table ahead of Rangers, the Parkhead outfit are favourites to land the title again, and a majority of the Scottish top flight clubs have already voted to end the season and declare them champions.
Hoops fan Sir Rod Stewart has blasted Rangers for being “childish” after insisting that the campaign must be completed once it is safe to do so, claiming he would want Celtic to give the Light Blues the league if they were 13 points in front with only eight games to go.
McCoist doesn’t agree with him, though, insisting the Old Firm duo both want the campaign to resume.
“That’s nonsense from Rod, you can’t give them anything, you’ve to earn it. You’ve got to win it. Rangers and Celtic have been consistent in their views, and if possible, they both want the season to finish,” the former Gers boss said on talkSPORT.
“Rangers clearly want it to happen, and so do Celtic. If you were in Celtic shoes having such an advantage – albeit they haven’t won it and albeit there is still a chance Rangers could catch them – you will still want the opportunity to go and win the league, and that what Rangers want.
“If there is an opportunity to play the games, then get them done. Rangers have been critical of the SPFL and the way they conducted a vote, and they are 100% correct to be critical of that. They don’t give people titles, titles have to be earned and won.”
❌ “That’s nonsense from Rod!”
🤞 “There still is a chance that Rangers could catch Celtic!”
🏆 “How can you give people titles!? Titles have to be won!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 5, 2020
Rangers have a game in hand and a win will see them cut the gap between them and Celtic to 10 points.
It remains to be seen what the SPFL will do concerning the calls to end the campaign, but they have been forced into holding an EGM this month as the Gers insist the remaining games must be played.