Barry Ferguson has explained in The Daily Record how Rangers getting promoted to the Scottish Premiership could be beneficial to Celtic manager Ronny Deila.
Rangers are in the Scottish Championship at the moment, but they are set to gain automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season.
Celtic are currently playing in the Scottish Premiership, and the Bhoys are likely to win the league title.
Ferguson, who played for the Gers in the 1990s and noughties and is a club legend, has explained how Rangers getting promoted to the top flight of Scottish football is going to help Deila.
“Ronny Deila has plenty on his own plate right now as he closes in on Celtic’s fifth successive top-flight crown but believe me when I say the Norwegian will be one of the biggest winners from the imminent promotion to the Premiership of my old club across the city,” Ferguson wrote in The Daily Record.
“He has come through some difficult times over the last couple of seasons but I have already made clear my belief that he deserves the backing of the fans and board.
“And with Rangers on the way back up now is the time for Peter Lawwell to start digging deep to make the manager’s job a great deal easier. Celtic are not short of money and really can’t afford to take any chances here.”
Ferguson’s suggestion that Rangers’ promotion could lead to Celtic splashing the cash in the transfer market is valid.
After all, Celtic would not want their fierce rivals to launch a serious challenge for the Scottish Premiership title.
However, it must be considered that it will not be easy for the Hoops to attract top players, as the Scottish top flight is not a very rich league or very competitive.