May 17, 2011
This summer Ally McCoist will become only the thirteenth manager of Rangers. The comparatively small number of managers the club has had means their tenures are fairly easily defined. Mr Struth was the manager who built the institution while Souness revolutionised it. William Waddell delivered European glory and Dick Advocaat delivered "the debt". John Greig was the right man at the wrong time, Alex McLeish’s achievements were criminally under rated and Paul LeGuen will remain Rangers’ great “what if” for many years to come. What then of Walter Smith?
May 9, 2011
The arrival of Rangers' new owner was met with a whimper of relief rather than any triumphal roar. The bombast and revolutionary intent remained the preserve of the First Minister on the front page not Mr Whyte in the sports section. Given the statements of a £10 million transfer fund for this summer and £5 million thereafter the modest reaction is to be expected. For now the club has stability and from where we were a few months ago that is more than enough. The £5 million a year intrigues me. Clearly this is small change in modern football terms but it does hint at Mr Whyte having a transfer policy formulated. The thought of Rangers trying to manage their player dealings rather than lurch from no signings or loans for a couple of seasons then a rebuild would in itself be revolutionary.