THE coronavirus crisis has wreaked havoc across the football calendar forcing leagues across the world into postponement.

And with the beautiful game in shutdown mode, it remains to be seen how campaigns will be played out. Some have argued for the null and void route, while others insist the season should be halted with current standings being counted as final.

Some are also keen to play the season out where possible, but time has not been on the side of league bosses across the world. However, this method may now be possible with reports suggesting FIFA are set to extend the 2019/20 season. 

The Athletic say an announcement from football’s governing body is imminent, with the transfer window also being extended.

This would be of major interest to football fans across Scotland, with the SFA and SPFL no further forward in making a decision on how the campaign should be played out.

In terms of the Scottish Premiership, Celtic are currently top of the pile, 13 points clear of second placed Rangers. 

Reports last week suggested the SPFL were close to crowning the Hoops champions early with time being called on the current season, but we told today how Celtic are reportedly keen to potentially win the title on the pitch.

At the other end of the table Hearts have threatened league bosses with the possibility of legal action if the season ends early.

The SPFL are set to hold a meeting to discuss their next move and it’s understood they want to call the league now in order to distribute prize money to clubs.

This comes after UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin demanded that current league seasons should be played out in full as soon as possible and sensationally revealed clubs would be banned from next season’s Europa League and Champions League if they were handed the title early.

A joint SPFL and SFA statement is expected in the coming days.