Simon Jordan brands Celtic dominance over Rangers and the rest a 'tragedy' for Scottish football

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Simon Jordan insists Celtic's dominance over Rangers and the rest of the league is a 'tragedy' for Scottish football.

The Hoops romped to their 12th title in 13 years after thrashing Kilmarnock 5-0 at Rugby Park last night to clinch three-in-a-row. Celts are now just one league crown short of Rangers' record 55 as the Parkhead side continues their stranglehold of domestic silverware.

Philippe Clement has a huge task on his hands closing the gap as Rangers' Old Firm rivals are now guaranteed a Champions League windfall upwards of £40million, and a significant chunk will be added to Brendan Rodgers' transfer kitty this summer. Celtic's direct passport to Europe's elite competition also further widens the financial chasm between them and the rest of the top-flight.

Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan believes the lack of competition outside the big two is a massive problem for our game. The talkSPORT pundit also took a pop at the so-called lack of quality of the Premiership, clearly forgetting the big names that emerged from our league including Andy Robertson, John McGinn and Virgil van Dijk.

When it was put to him by Jim White that Celtic are now the Man City of Scotland, Jordan said: "Well, five of those 13 years, Rangers weren't in the league. So they've won seven out of eight when Rangers have been participants which is a dominance. But hasn't it always been such? It's either Celtic or Rangers winning this league.

"This is the tragedy of the Scottish league and my disappointment with it about the quality of domestic football in Scotland. Where are the Aberdeens that once upon a time bestowed Europe? Where are the wonderful players that came out of Scotland?

"Where are the clubs that competed at the highest level? Where are these TV deals and revenues that go into Scottish football? Where are all these things? Where are the great players that came out of Scotland in the past?"