It would seem that Celtic want to be a proper club and start playing with the big boys now that they’re in the nosebleed territory of the Champion’s League. It seems that they’re for getting out of Scotland’s crappy league ( contrary to what Gordon Strachan thinks mind you ) Celtic’s chief executive Peter Lawwell insists that they are well positioned for any new developments in European football.
"There are maybe five or six clubs with global recognition and we are one of them," he said.
"We are a club in a small region with a massive reach with the Irish-Scots diaspora around the world. If there is some sort of environmental change, with an extension of the Champions League, people around the world will know about Celtic."
Lawwell was speaking at the Soccerex conference in Dubai and believes Celtic must set their sights beyond Scotland .
Lawwell stated: "I think looking forward we’re going to need some form of reconstruction of the game in Europe to compete with the NBAs and so on, maybe a super league at some point," he added.
"But we are not instigating anything, we are sitting back and observing. We want to take the Celtic story around the world," said Lawwell.
"The problem is we’re playing in a fairly unattractive