Simon Jordan lauds 'reputational powerhouse' Rangers and sends SOS call over Champions League qualification ruling

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Simon Jordan lauds 'reputational powerhouse' Rangers and sends SOS call over Champions League qualification ruling
Simon Jordan lauds 'reputational powerhouse' Rangers and sends SOS call over Champions League qualification ruling

SIMON JORDAN has hailed Rangers for their stunning Champions League turnaround against USG, calling the club a "reputational powerhouse".

And the former Crystal Palace chairman insists the Scottish game should, without doubt, have two automatic Champions League qualification spots via the Premiership.

Jordan believes Rangers could easily become an "economic powerhouse" with the right help, but he believes that will never happen while the Ibrox club are left with "piddly-pop" SPFL finances.

Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “When you’ve got clubs who are doing £500million-a-year turnover, a la Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG, and you’ve got a club in Scotland doing £70million turnover, which is Rangers, then you’re not an economic powerhouse.

“You’re a reputational powerhouse, and you’ve got a global support-base, but that isn’t going to push you across the line to compete with these clubs.

“Where also it’s not fair in helping the Scottish teams continue to develop is the qualification criteria that only one team in Scotland gets to play in the Champions League.

“I know the leagues are smaller but there is an argument that there should be two teams coming from Scotland.

“If you want Scottish football to keep kicking on… move beyond the piddly-pop domestic finances they’ve got, they need some help.

“And that means playing in Europe. And that means also a trickle-down effect for the European money benefiting the rest of the league as well.”