King must follow in Celtic footsteps to avoid major catastrophe for the Rangers board
Rangers have become synonymous with poor management, shambolic decision making and all-around ineptitude in recent years – but the Ibrox board are now faced with the biggest decision they are likely to make during their tenure in deciding who will be the next manager.
Steven Gerrard looks as though he has the job in the bag, with ESPN reporting a four-year deal is on the table for the Liverpool icon, but the Ibrox blazers must get this right or they risk becoming just another team in the Scottish league.
While fans of the other 40 senior clubs will argue on this one, the reality is the only thing the majority of people with an interest in Scottish football care about is Rangers and Celtic.
As the Hoops rack up title after title and sit on the brink of a historic back-to-back domestic treble, the Gers are going through three managers a season and currently have more players than those on popular video game Fortnite.
The longer that continues then the more catastrophic damage that is done to the Ibrox giants and the further it allows Celtic to push ahead.
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It is clear to pretty much anyone that is not sitting in the boardroom at Ibrox that the Gers need massive investment, a huge overhaul of both the playing and non-playing staff and an executive team capable of running a football club.
As Celtic edge close and closer to ten in a row, Dave King and the rest of the board at Ibrox need to do something to give fans some faith that they can take the club forwards – or face a catastrophe of their own.
If they can’t – or won’t – then they may find themselves ousted by the very same fanbase that helped them win power at Ibrox in 2015.
When the Gers dominated Scottish football in a similar manner in the nineties, Celtic only managed to dig themselves out of a hole when there was a massive change at Parkhead on almost every level.
The time is quickly approaching where that is going to be necessary at Ibrox – and following in their rivals’ footsteps is the best thing to do right now.