Jamie O’Hara claims Celtic and Rangers would be Premier League relegation battlers and says Fulham would win Scottish Premiership ahead of them

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Jamie O’Hara claimed that Rangers and Celtic would likely be relegated if they were in the Premier League as he laid into the quality of the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic have won nine league titles in a row but their dominance is being threatened by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are flying this season, but O’Hara reckons they are way off the quality of the English top-flight teams

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Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are flying this season, but O’Hara reckons they are way off the quality of the English top-flight teams

The Gers have dropped just four points all season and are 19 points ahead of their bitter rivals.

The two Glasgow clubs have long dominated Scottish football and have a 105 combined title wins between them.

The question often crops up about how they would fare in English football if they were ever to be dropped in the Premier League.

Former Tottenham midfielder O’Hara doesn’t fancy their chances, while also claiming one of the Premier League’s strugglers could win the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers beat rivals Celtic 1-0 in the Glasgow derby on January 2

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Rangers beat rivals Celtic 1-0 in the Glasgow derby on January 2

Speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast, O’Hara said: “Steven Gerrard has done a fantastic job. He’s got them playing some decent football but in terms of the quality, I still don’t think it’s anywhere near the Premier League.

“I think both teams would struggle to stay in the Premier League. They’d find it tough.

“You look at the quality of the teams in the Premier League, would they survive over the course of a season? Are they better than Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham? I don’t know.

“The teams just outside, Brighton and Newcastle, I think they’d beat them.

“I think Fulham would win the league in Scotland.”

O’Hara claimed that Scott Parker’s Fulham could win the Scottish Premiership

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O’Hara claimed that Scott Parker’s Fulham could win the Scottish Premiership

It is not the first time that O’Hara has given a less than glowing verdict on the quality of Scottish football.

In August last year, he claimed that Steven Gerrard should take the job at relegated Bournemouth as it was a bigger challenge than that of Rangers.

He told talkSPORT: “I wouldn’t want to disrespect the Rangers people because they are a huge football club but it is a bigger job to potentially be the Bournemouth manager.

“Rangers are a huge, huge football club but for me there are only two teams in Scotland. Bournemouth is the potential, they have just dropped out of the Premier League and to get them back into the Premier League. They are still a high profile football team.

“I would take the Bournemouth job. It’s the bigger job.”





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