Scotland manager Alex McLeish has revealed that he expects to see an “uplift” in the quality of players at Rangers when Steven Gerrard officially takes charge as manager on June 1st.
After watching the Gers’ bitter rivals Celtic lift the Scottish Cup to lift a historic back-to-back treble, McLeish insisted that he also expects to see more money invested in the Ibrox giants as they try to stop Celtic’s continued cominance of the Scottish game.
“With Steven Gerrard coming up to Rangers next season you’d expect to see an uplift there in investment and the quality of the players to try to challenge Celtic,” McLeish said during BBC Scotland’s live coverage of the Scottish Cup final.
Football Insider verdict:
The Gers will need to do something if they are to stop Celtic from running away with everything next season although the signings of Scott Arfield, Allan McGregor and Jamie Murphy indicate the Light Blues have made strides already. There is going to have to be a huge turnover of players this summer and the Ibrox giants need to ensure that they aren’t just bringing players’ in for the sake of doing it but are actually adding quality. Some of the names that have been thrown around so far will definitely have Gers fans salivating at the thought of just how their side will line up next season. It wouldn’t be a big shock to see the Gers splash out on a ‘marquee’ signing this summer too and making a statement as Steven Gerrard takes the reins. McLeish could also find himself picking more Rangers players next season in his Scotland squad as the Gers revamp their squad.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club are in hot pursuit of a 6’4″ colossus who could be signing of the season.