Old Firm humiliation must be watershed moment for King and Co at Rangers
Rangers will come away from Sunday’s 4-0 Scottish Cup humiliation at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic and try to get back to winning ways when they welcome Hearts to Govan next weekend – but the Hampden humiliation needs to be a watershed moment for the Gers and spark massive change at Ibrox.
From boardroom to bootroom the Gers are a mess and something needs to change if the Light Blues are going to have a serious chance at challenging Celtic for the title next season.
Chairman Dave King and the rest of the board are going to have to dig deep and bring in a quality manager with a proven track-record and cough up to bring in the much-needed improvements to the playing squad.
The board could have got lucky after Graeme Murty almost managed to lead the Light Blues into a title challenge, before losing at Ibrox last month and then watching their form go into a nosedive.
Seven years have passed since the Gers last lifted the league title – or a major trophy for that matter – and the way things are going just now, it would not be a surprise if it was a further seven before the Ibrox giants can get close.
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Unless, of course, the board finally stop tyre-kicking and do what needs to be done to finally close the gap on Celtic.
In other Rangers news, this Ibrox legend revealed he was gutted at the news of David Bates agreeing to join Hamburg.