Harry Redknapp shares his doubts about Rangers, comments on signings

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp

Pedro Caixinha’s Glasgow Rangers are behind Old Firm rivals Celtic, says Harry Redknapp.

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Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has told The Scottish Sun that Rangers will not be able to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic next season.

Celtic won the Scottish Premiership title during the 2016-17 season without losing a single game, while Rangers finished behind the Bhoys and Aberdeen in third place.

Many would have expected the Gers to at least push the Hoops for the title last season, but the Ibrox outfit failed to live up to expectations.

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp

Rangers will be aiming to close the gap on Celtic next season, but former Tottenham Hotspur manager Redknapp does not believe that Pedro Caixinha’s side will clinch the title.

Redknapp has also suggested that the Gers have not made the right signings so far in the summer transfer window.

Rangers have been quite busy this summer, signing Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso among others.

“Rangers have got to try and close the gap with Celtic,” Redknapp told The Scottish Sun. “But I’m not sure that’s going to happen for a while.

“Their manager’s bringing in mainly Portuguese and Mexican players. Unless they’re very good it’s going to be hard for them to challenge Celtic.

“I think it’s a big gamble to sign the players they are bringing in, unless of course they are players that he knows very well, knows exactly what they will bring to Rangers.

“But I have my doubts about Rangers getting close to Celtic. Celtic have now got an established team and Brendan Rodgers will be looking to do his own strengthening. As it is, I think there’s a big gulf between them and Rangers.”

Rangers will struggle to compete with Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season as the Bhoys have the best and strongest squad in Scotland.

However, the Ibrox outfit can certainly finish second, and that should be main aim for next season. Rangers should also be determined to progress to the group stage of the Europa League.

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