Former Aberdeen chief executive Keith Wyness has dismissed the notion of the Old Firm clubs competing in the English leagues any time in the near future.
The 54-year-old, who held the same position at Premier League side Everton between 2004 and 2009, is well-known for his verbal blasts at Glasgow's two leading clubs.
He was critical of the clubs’ previous plans to move down south as well as the proposed creation of the Atlantic League.
Wyness was once famously quoted as saying: “They [The Old Firm] are like two old ladies on Sauchiehall Street lifting their skirts for every league that walks by.”
And speaking to STV, he once again rejected the notion that either or both clubs could cross the border to join either the Premier or Football League.
He said: “It’s always been a no-no and it remains a complete dead duck. I think that’s the case for any league in England.
“I believe the way football is set up with the Scottish Football Association and the Football Association in England, there are separate, clear boundaries and I don’t think there’s any appetite, certainly south of the border, to have mingling of teams in league formation.
“I think cup situations could possibly be very different.”