It isn’t just the England Football League that is shaping up to be interesting at the moment, for the rumours currently circulating the Scottish Football League are just as intriguing, if not more so.
This season has been a turbulent one, with the semi final bid from both Celtic and Rangers an ever popular derby that had crowds roaring from starting to finish, and, despite having lost, Celtic seem more eager than ever to come back and show their rivals what they’re made of. The intense display between the two clubs mid April was a dark moment for Celtic manager, Ronny Deila, who was already on shaky ground; now that May is in full swing, speculation is being lended to Roy Keane replacing the Celtic manager in a bid to improve the team’s morale ready for next season.
Not only does the ex Manchester United star have the backing of the current manager, but he is also bookmakers favourites, as demonstrated by the likes of top brands like bookies.com. Although there are many a reason why Keane may be the right fit, many believe it is his ability to thrive under pressure that will be a great asset to the team, especially when it comes to facing their infamous rivals, Rangers.
However, Rangers are said to also be looking to build on their team as rumours are flying that Joey Barton may be joining the club instead of going to the English League next season. Although there are a few days before Rangers meet Hibs for the Scottish Cup Final, there is still plenty of action going on behind the scenes to look ahead to the future. Despite having performed well this season, 33 year old Barton hasn’t been offered a contract with longevity at his current club, and is thought to be keen on looking for a longer term deal. As Rangers will be returning to the Premiership after several years absence, it seems like a good investment to make, an opinion that is shared by former team boss, Alex McLeish.
Even though there are a lot of rumours making the rounds, one thing is for certain: another season with Celtic and Rangers in the same League will definitely be one to watch, even more so if these changes are made to both clubs.