Rangers will need two years to compete with Celtic, says Alan Brazil

Rangers are hoping to start competing with Celtic next season.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Alan Brazil has suggested that it will take two years for Rangers to compete with Celtic for the title of best team in Scottish football, after they return to the Premiership.

Brazil said: “It might take Rangers two years to be a threat to Celtic, but I wouldn’t give them a chance. I’d be getting someone in now [at Celtic] to strengthen and say: ‘we’re ready for you!’. You look at the table, and it’s still not clear that Rangers will come up as champions. Hibs are right there.”

Brazil, a Celtic fan, believes it will take at least two years for the Gers to get back to the level needed to compete with the Bhoys, after they return to the Premiership.

Mark Warburton’s team are still not assured of their return to the Premiership this season, with Hibs fighting them for the Championship title, but the Gers retain the name and reputation which makes them an enticing prospect for players should they get back to the top flight.

They will be able to considerably strengthen with Premiership football to their name, and in Warburton, they have a manager who truly looks to be a top class boss.

However, they will not be able to immediately get back to competing for the league title, and Brazil suggests that two years will be enough time for Rangers to establish themselves in the top flight and start to challenge Celtic.

With this the case, Brazil wants to see Celtic bring in a new manager who can sufficiently strengthen the team to make them a formidable force over the next two years, meaning that they can easily fight off any Rangers’ title challenge in the foreseeable future.

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