Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd believes the “problems” at Rangers start at the very top – and claims chairman Dave King is “guilty of gross mismanagement.”
The Light Blues have lurched from crisis to crisis under King’s stewardship and the Ibrox side were engulfed with their latest drama following Sunday’s 4-0 Scottish Cup capitulation against Celtic, with reports claiming Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace have played their last games for the club following a bust-up with manager Graeme Murty after the game.
Boyd insists it is “high time” King was forced to answer questions about his running of the Gers and thinks the senior man’s time in charge simply hasn’t been “good enough.”
“The problems at Rangers right now start at the top,” Boyd said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I have been saying it for months but, in my opinion, Dave King is guilty of gross mismanagement.
“If you ask me, it’s high time he had some major questions asked of him.
“Although maybe someone on that Ibrox board should just pay him the £20million he supposedly lost to David Murray and watch him go.
“I just don’t think his chairmanship of Rangers has been good enough.”
Despite taking control of the Ibrox giants with a slew of promises made to fans, King has failed to follow through on much of what he claimed before he usurped power from the previous board.
With the Light Blues sitting second in the Scottish Premiership and, on the strength of Sunday’s meeting between the sides, miles off bitter rivals Celtic it is going to take huge investment this summer for the Light Blues to get closer to stopping Celtic making it eight titles in a row.
Football Insider verdict
King is doing what King always seems to do, kicking tyres and hoping an answer just magically falls into his lap. The Gers’ managerial search has been nothing short of farcical, coming hot on the heels of the nonsensical appointment of Pedro Caixinha who was hired shortly after the shambolic resignation of Mark Warburton – who himself was given the job after the board made a mess of handling the end of Stuart McCall’s brief time in charge of the first team. Can you spot a trend here yet? The near-constant search for a manager at Ibrox over the last few years is arguably one of the biggest indicators of just how hopeless the current power-brokers at Ibrox are.