With massive deal reportedly set to be done in 48 hours, Rangers have blown one myth wide apart
All the news has been around Ibrox this week as Dave King’s club made a headline-stealing move for Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
Mark Allen led the delegation that put the offer to Gerrard, he’s thinking it over, and if he accepts it would be a massively high-profile first manager job for him.
One hurdle was money and Celtic fans love to constantly claim that Rangers are broke or on the verge of going bankrupt.
Gerrard wanted assurances that Rangers would provide him with enough money to reshape the squad in his own style.
And now, The Guardian is reporting that Gerrard is aware of exactly how much cash he has to play with over the summer.
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And, what’s more, Rangers are confident that he will say yes to the job within 48 hours.
That’s significant for two reasons.
The obvious one is Steven Gerrard being announced as the new manager of Rangers.
No one predicted that, not least the bookies as he plunged from 25/1 to 8/1 to 1/2 before the market was suspended.
But the second thing of significance is that Rangers are obviously not broke. More than that, they’ve got enough money to convince Gerrard that he should sign with them.
That’s a very public way to explode the myth that Celtic fans like to cultivate.
Obviously it’s not a done deal yet and, being Rangers, anything could happen between now and Monday.
But, if he does sign, and with players like Scott Arfield on the way in, Rangers fans won’t have to put up with the ‘broke’ jibes again from Celtic fans.
They may lose again in the Old Firm clash on Sunday and hand their rivals the title, but the future looks bright.
And there’s one myth that’s been blown wide apart in the most sensational way possible.