Edgar Davids says Scottish weather would have prevented Rangers move

Edgar Davids says that Scottish weather was the primary reason why he would have rejected a move to then-Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

Dutch football legend Edgar Davids has stated via Herald Scotland that Scottish weather was the reason why he would never have joined Rangers had the opportunity presented itself.

The former Barcelona and Juventus midfielder was linked with a switch to the Ibrox club once upon a time.

At the time, his compatriot Dick Advocaat was in charge of Rangers, while a number of his Netherlands team-mates - including Frank and Ronald De Boer, Bert Konterman, Arthur Numan, Michael Mols and Giovanni van Bronckhorst - were plying their trade at the club.

Davids's switch to Glasgow never materialised, but the 43-year-old, who says he did indeed speak to his fellow Dutchmen, claims he would have rejected any offer due to weather-related reasons.

“I spoke to them about Rangers and they told me it was quite nice,” he said via Herald Scotland. “I was also asking them but there was no chance of me going because it was raining there all the time! They told me ‘no more than Amsterdam, my friend, but it’s a bit windier!’ They spoke highly of the Old Firm games, though.

“I couldn’t do that. I was too spoiled. I was in Italy and I loved the weather. I wouldn’t go somewhere it rained every day. It wasn’t a surprise to me that so many of my international team-mates went there because Advocaat was there. He never approached me directly."


Mentioning the above names might make Rangers fans feel quite nostalgic, but under Mark Warburton, the Gers are on course to restore the club to its former glory.


It will be tough, but they are set to return to Scotland's top flight for the first time since 2012 next term after dominating the Scottish Championship this season.


There's lots of work to be done throughout the summer to ensure Rangers can challenge Celtic - whom they beat in the Scottish Cup semi-final earlier this month - but the early signs are promising.

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