Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch believes his old club should be aiming for second-place in the Scottish Premiership this season but thinks giving the fans something to look forward to is the most important thing for the Ibrox giants at the minute.
The Gers are currently fourth in the table, six points off second-place Aberdeen, and face the Dons in back-to-back games this week after defeats to Hamilton and Dundee in the Light Blues previous two fixtures.
Two defeats to Aberdeen would leave Graeme Murty’s side a whopping 12 points off the pace as they continue their search for Pedro Caixinha’s long-term successor.
McCulloch thinks the Gers need to pick a new boss sooner rather than later if they are to keep up with the Pittodrie side and points the finger at the Ibrox board to put things right.
“Rangers need to finish the season well and try to secure second place, so the quicker they can get a manager in to give the fans something to look forward to, I think that is the most important thing,” McCulloch said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Fans are obviously going to be frustrated, especially when you look how far Celtic are ahead, a fourth major trophy in a row looking like a runaway train for the league.
“It’s the board’s responsibility to sort the club out.”
McCulloch spent eight years at Ibrox after signing from Wigan Athletic in 2007 and was part of the side who made it to the UEFA Cup final the following year.
The former Scotland international played 303 times for the Gers and was handed the captaincy in 2012 after Carlos Bocanegra signed for Spanish side Racing Santander.
McCulloch left Rangers in 2015 after the club failed to win promotion from the Scottish Championship, losing in the play-offs to Motherwell.
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