Former Rangers defender David Robertson says the club have missed a great chance to get back to the old days.
Former Rangers left-back David Robertson has suggested to the Daily Mail the club have missed their chance to get back to where they were before their current troubles.
Robertson has been critical of the club’s decision to reject a loan offer from the NBA-side owner, Robert Sarver, suggesting that he would have been perfect to take the side forward.
“He’s such an honest guy, whatever he says you can take as gospel,” he said.
“He had visions of getting Rangers back to where they were and even further. He’s obviously disappointed but he feels he’s the guy who could turn the place around.”
“He was prepared to invest a lot in it. I talk to him now and again. He’s never going to give too much away.”
Rangers’ need for capital has been displayed via the cash injected to the club by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.
Robertson appears to be in a position where he would be willing to inject that into the club as part of his ownership of the side, which would only mean positive things for the team looking ahead to the next few seasons.
How investment could be used is open ended but it could come in the form of the transfer market or investments made into the club’s infrastructure.
The fact Robertson believes Sarver is a very open and honest businessman is also significant in relation to the way he would run the club.
It’s important to have someone open with their intentions, which would enable him to maintain a positive relationship with club officials, players and supporters.
The Mail states the only reason the club rejected Sarver’s advances is because they didn’t feel he would get the necessary support. Whether they’ll get another chance to hear him out is doubtful.