David Weir: We need to build long-term foundations at Rangers

David Weir was named assistant manager at Rangers to Mark Warburton.

Weir returned to Ibrox alongside Mark Warburton, and he has admitted to the official Rangers website that the club need to start building foundations for the long-term future.

Weir said: “I think you’ve got to try and plan short term with regards to winning the next game – but I think you’ve also got to try and put foundations in that will be here long-term too that will benefit the club. You see the stadium and the training ground which are of a really good standard. That’s here – and now we just want to add people and a team that befits that.”

These are comments which should certainly please Rangers fans, especially considering the short-termism that has been on show at Ibrox in recent years.

Money has been spent on players who could not perform despite being overpaid, whilst there has been no sense that the club were planning for when they returned to the Premiership.

They missed out on promotion to the top flight last season, ended up releasing a host of senior players, and Warburton and Weir are starting at the club in what promises to be a new era of forward thinking.

There is a stable board in control of the club, a promising management duo leading the team on the field of play, and a host of young talents breaking through the academy system.

There is a real sense of excitement surrounding Ibrox right now, and with the plans for the club to build for the long-term, Rangers may just start to return to their place at the top of the Scottish football pyramid.

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