Over the last four years the competition has kicked off in August with four group matches excluding the Scottish clubs playing in European competitions.
Celtic have faced two midweek knock-out matches, last season the hoops played Dunfermline and Partick Thistle, before progressing to the semi-finals and final which have been played at weekends with Premiership matches rescheduled.
Scheduling matches around UEFA nights and International fixtures doesn’t leave much room to work with but talks are going on to ensure that the 2020 tournament takes place.
Picking up on Stewart Robertson’s in-house interview about incredible plans for the 10 year anniversary of the Ibrox club, The Sun reports the MD saying:
It looks as though the League Cup is going to be moved back until October/November time – that is not confirmed yet but that’s the latest. We are still waiting to hear from Uefa about the second leg of the Leverkusen tie.
Indication is early August but we have not had that confirmed. I think there is a UEFA executive committee meeting mid June and we are hoping to hear then. That hopefully will also confirm the details of the Europa League qualifiers for next season.
Super casinos, six-star hotels and a hover pitch are off the menu at Ibrox but Robertson does have plans for a club museum, concert venue and revamped club store. He is also really really excited about the new partnership with Castore although no dates were given for these developments. The club also has plans for a futuristic one log-in for all digital functions.