Dave King confirms these 11 players have left Rangers, including captain McCulloch

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Rangers have started their summer rebuild by releasing 11 players.

Rangers chairman Dave King has told the BBC that 11 out of contract players have now left Ibrox as a huge rebuild operation begins.

King is currently in Glasgow as he steps up his quest to appoint a new manager at Ibrox, though current incumbent Stuart McCall could well remain in the role.

A decision is expected within the next week, but Rangers have already set about reshaping their squad by allowing 11 out of contract players to leave, with King already admitting that they need to sign a raft of new players.

"We will need money now to beef up the squad," said King. " We need players to be competitive in Premiership, so there will be substantial investment in next months. It may be necessary to over-invest. The mandate is to get players who could perform in the Premiership and that would greatly reduce the risk for next season."

With such a long list of players leaving, Rangers will have to bring in a whole host of players this summer - and some key figures are departing Ibrox, and not just for the first time.

Captain Lee McCulloch has left the club at the end of his contract, as have Steven Smith and Kris Boyd - who had returned to Rangers for second spells with the club.

Goalkeepers Lee Robinson and Steve Simonsen also leave, along with defenders Sebastien Faure, Richard Foster and the controversial Bilel Mohsni.

Midfielders Ian Black and Kyle Hutton are also left without clubs having been released, whilst striker Jon Daly completes the list after just two years at Ibrox.

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