Rangers chairman Dave King has told The Daily Record that the club should be aiming to win the Scottish Premiership title next season.
Celtic have won the league title in the top flight of Scottish football for the past four seasons and are favourites to clinch it this term as well.
King, though, believes that Rangers can challenge their Old Firm rivals next season and told The Daily Record when asked about a title challenge in 2016-17: “Definitely.
“My feeling, sitting here today, is we can start next season INTENDING to win the Premier League. Celtic are strong and experienced but I think we should start the season with that intention.
“The gap is not as big in my mind as it was three or four months ago. Celtic have a bigger budget than Rangers. But do I think the quality of player Celtic has is a multiple of the budget that Rangers have? I do not.”
King’s comments are quite bold, and many neutral fans will not be convinced.
Celtic are the best club side in Scotland and have the best squad. Rangers do have a good bunch of players, but first they need to prove that they are good enough for the Scottish Premiership.
Mark Warburton’s side have won all five of their Scottish Championship matches this season and are favourites to clinch the title and get promoted.
Until that is done, there is no point in discussing about the Gers’ chances of challenging for the Premiership title next season.