McCoist and Lennon agree over Celtic and Rangers

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Former Celtic and Rangers bosses have expressed their excitement ahead of the clashes between the two teams next season.

Former Celtic and Rangers bosses Ally McCoist and Neil Lennon have both expressed their excitement ahead of next season, both insisting that the Gers promotion is good for the Scottish game.

The duo, both also former players for their respective sides, were guests on BBC Radio 5 Live on Wednesday night, and were asked about the direction of Scottish football and what Rangers' promotion means.

Both feel it is positive for the top flight, with a fresh challenge potentially taking on Celtic, who have just won their fifth consecutive title.

McCoist said that he would also like to see Hibernian promoted along with Rangers.

He said: "We need our big clubs in the top flight, I include Hibs, Hearts and Aberdeen along with Celtic and Rangers.

"It [the recent Scottish Cup semi-final] got everyone talking about Scottish football again."

Neil Lennon, who has thrown his hat into the ring to take over from outgoing Celtic boss Ronny Deila and could be involved in the clashes between the two teams once again, was in agreement with McCoist's view.

He said: "The four games [between Celtic and Rangers next season] will be massive. It will create an interest back in Scottish football which has been lacking."

Rangers are no guarantees to be fighting for the title at this stage, having only just clinched promotion they require investment to build a team capable of challenging. What they did prove however is that in a one off game against Celtic they are more than a match for them right now, and the semi-final only whetted the appetite for more.

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