Portsmouth chief voted against Old Firm move

Premier League chiefs met on Thursday to discuss a proposal from Bolton chief Phil Gartside about including Celtic and Rangers in a new two-tier 38-team top flight.

“The idea of Celtic and Rangers obviously was mentioned. It was given short shrift,” Storrie told The News.

“It’s the English Premier League and, as such, most people didn’t feel it would be correct for Celtic and Rangers to be involved.

“The vast majority of people voted for the league to stay as it is, and I voted in that way.”

“We discussed the structure of the league,” added Storrie.

“We can consider looking at that and it is something which can be discussed going forward. Phil Gartside’s plans were put forward and are something that will be back on the agenda in future.

“The distribution of television money is part of the issue. It’s something we will look at. We will see what goes on at the next meeting in February.”