Celtic, Rangers still barred from Premier LeagueThe latest proposal to let Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers play in the lucrative English Premier League (EPL 1. EPL - Early PL/I.
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Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside Phil Gartside is the chairman of Bolton Wanderers.
He is a businessman based in Lancashire and is Chairman of Chambers of Commerce North West. Phil was born in Dublin on 23rd August 1941 in the Dublin suburb of Whitehall, to parents Margaret and Patrick. had put forward a plan which would have seen the Glasgow duo moving from the Scottish Premier League The Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League commonly known as the Scottish Premier League, Premier League or SPL is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top level of the Scottish football league system - above the Scottish Football as part of a scheme creating a two-tier EPL.
But an EPL statement issued on Thursday said: "Bolton Wanderers submitted a discussion paper detailing ideas concerning the restructuring of the Premier League into two tiers with the inclusion of Celtic and Rangers.
"The clubs welcomed the additional input into an ongoing process, however, they were of the opinion that bringing Celtic and Rangers into any form of Premier League set-up was not desirable or viable.
"The other relevant ideas contained within Bolton's paper will now be taken forward as part of the wider strategic review being undertaken by the Premier League since November 2008 with the aim of providing recommendations before December 2010."
The EPL statement came on the same day as Scottish champions Rangers announced a net debt of 31.1 million pounds (52 million dollars), an increase of almost 10 million pounds (17 million dollars) for the 12 months up to June 30, 2009.