Speaking to the Daily Record, Kris Boyd has suggested that Rangers’ cannot have any complaints if Mark Warburton and Davie Weir leave at the end of this season, if they are not backed in the transfer market by Dave King.
Boyd said: “You have a board or a chairman trying to get people back onside by saying, ‘We will spend money, we will do this and that’. Well then, go and back the manager. If Rangers come up this year and the two of them leave then I don’t think the club can have any complaints. Ultimately, if you’re promising something and you don’t give it then why would they stay?”
Dave King has consistently spoken about backing Warburton in the transfer market, to get back to the Premiership, and then to be able to compete with Celtic at the top of the table.
The new Rangers’ board have currently spent roughly £700,000 on transfer fees since Warburton was named boss - as the report indicates - but they have not been aiding the manager this month.
They refused to raise their bid for Toumani Diagouraga, losing him to Leeds United, and the Michael O’Halloran transfer saga looks no nearer being completed.
Boyd has suggested that if King and the Rangers’ board continue to restrict Warburton’s work in the transfer market, they run the risk of losing the manager.
He will feel as if he does not have the full trust of the board, and could look elsewhere to ensure he can successfully build a team in the manner he wishes.