Rangers are still in the early phase of their return to Scottish glory, and Marco Negri has told the Evening Times that the club should appoint former players to help speed up the process.
The Italian forward said: “I think Rangers must now rebuild everything and they can rebuild with the help of former Rangers players. They could do some scouting around Europe or do coaching, or do anything they can.
“If the club needed help with anything, there are people who would help and do a good job for the club.”
Negri’s suggestion is certainly one that not many would have thought of, but there is a lot of reasoning behind it that makes sense.
Not only will a number of ex-players likely to be willing to help the club for cheaper than outside employment, but there is a sense that they would be able to return the club to the old glories of the past.
Since the collapse of Rangers and start of the new company following their administration, there has always been an underlying feeling that this same Gers side is not the same. The presence of old masters and club icons would ease that transition, and bring a sense of club pride and supporters envy that could be necessary in the Premiership, if promotion is won this season.
Negri himself is clearly keen on taking a role at Ibrox, and, in current boss Stuart McCall, there is another club legend already walking the touchline.
There is no confirmation that McCall will still be in charge next term, but his permanent employment would certainly do much in the way to brining stability to the club, and Rangers could do much worse in following Negri’s suggestion to rebuild the club.