Speaking to Sky Sports, Rangers chairman Dave King has outlined his ambition to see Rangers back to their old legacy inside five years.
King said: “We’ve had a tough four or five years and we accept that. What we are trying to do is come back, run the club, get the right level of support, bridge the financial gap that it now has until we get back to Celtic. Hopefully within three, four, five years’ time this will all be a complete thing of the past and we get back to Rangers being, to use the term I’ve used before, a kind of Rangers we would recognise.”
This is certainly a promising thought for Rangers fans, and with all the off-field issues now put behind the club, it looks as if King can start to deliver on that promise.
A forward thinking manager has been appointed, and he is building a playing squad that is far away from the one seen at the end of last season.
Ageing and underperforming ex-stars where the order of the day at Ibrox, but Mark Warburton has revitalised the club by signing younger talents, who are looking to establish themselves at Rangers in an attempt to get them back to the top flight.
Winning promotion this coming season is his main aim, and although King believes five years will be enough to get the club back on the same level as Celtic, that may be hard.
They have held dominance over Scottish football since the Gers were liquidated, and breaking their stronghold could prove a bridge too far.
Rangers will have to hope that their legacy and name will aid them in their quest to topple the Bhoys, and if they get back into the top flight this coming season, they will be one step closer to achieving King’s dream inside five years.