Rangers are set to appoint a new manager this summer.
Stuart McCall left the club following the end of his temporary reign at Ibrox, and Light Blues chairman Dave King has admitted to the Daily Record that appointing a new manager this summer is ‘wonderful timing’.
King said: “The fact 11 players have gone out is an opportunity to bring players in, so I think it’s a great opportunity for the manager. If those 11 were still in contract, we’d still have a new manager but we don’t have to increase the squad to 35 players now.
“It’s awkward but it’s also wonderful timing for the chap coming in.”
King is highlighting the fact that Rangers have released 11 players this summer, with many of the playing squad coming to the end of their contracts, and not deserving of new deals.
This means that whoever is named manager will have an entire pre-season to oversee a rebuild of the playing squad - a rebuild that is desperately needed.
Rangers had the highest paid team in the entire Championship last term, but failed to secure promotion from the division, finishing third and losing in the play-off final. They were outplayed by teams with far worse players than them, and this need to rebuild is very evident.
Rather than a new manager coming in and wanting to sign players, but whilst already possessing a good squad, whoever is appointed will be safe in the knowledge that he can sign people whilst still guaranteeing financial security and squad stability.
All the issues that surrounded Rangers earlier in the season contributed to the Ibrox club failing to impress, but now with everything sorted out off-pitch, the new manager can come in and start to fix the problem on the field of play.