Dundee’s technical director Gordon Strachan has claimed “nobody would have a problem” should Dundee United be crowned champions.
Strachan insisted that the Tangerines’ 14-point lead at the top of the Championship is sufficient for them to expect the door to the Premiership to be opened.
However, Strachan would prefer the season to be played to a finish in all divisions, no matter how long it takes.
He said: “One way or another, you have to finish this season.
“It’s not financially huge in Scotland, it’s not a billion quid, but you’ll never get anyone to agree to missing out on promotion or getting relegated when it’s taken out of their hands.
“It’s too tricky, too political, and too divisive.
“The plan seems to be finish the Premier League (Premiership). That’s great. And then to promote Dundee United, which nobody would have a problem with, because they’re so far ahead.
“But after that it gets complicated.
“So, for everyone’s sake, I think you have to play the rest of the games.
“I don’t care where, or who’s watching, just play them.”
The former Scotland boss also questioned if clubs are seeing the bigger picture rather than looking after themselves.
He added: “I hear a lot of people talking about doing what’s best for Scottish football. Really? Is anyone actually doing that?
“Football has always been about looking out for number one.
“If the season is cut short, you’ll have teams looking into all sorts of legal loopholes.
“Football could be stuck in legal battles forever. Literally.
“If you’ve got clever enough lawyers, they’ll make sure it lasts forever which is fair enough.
“It’s what you’d want your team to do if you were relegated without being able to play the games. If you’ve got a shot of staying up, you don’t want to give up.
“Stupid things can happen in football – I know that from experience. When I was at Celtic we were something like eight points behind Rangers with 10 games to go, and we won the league.
“If you ask everybody what they’d want to do, they’d all say play the rest of the season.
“Is that even possible? I don’t know. Right now we don’t know when we’re going to be able to leave our homes, let alone playing football.”
Ahead of today’s SPFL vote to decide whether or not to close down the Championship, League Two and League Two, Strachan’s view is against the proposal.
He added: “Why cancel this season?
“Change next season – we can reorganise the leagues, we can squeeze it in if needed.
“We can take 14 or 16 teams into a league for one season only, and just play each other twice next season.
We can cut next season short, lose things like the League Cup, but we have to finish this season first.
“I’m sure even Celtic will want to win the games that officially makes them champions. And then, if the season is played, if a club is relegated they can have no arguments.”