The Times’ Michael Grant has offered up one key component that gives Rangers a major heads up going into next season and beyond.
Steven Gerrard’s men secured the league title on the weekend, ending their ten-year wait for a Scottish league title. And with the league title all wrapped up for this season, the talk has already begun to shift about what the club could do moving forward.
And whilst Chris Sutton, stating on the BBC 5 Live Football Daily podcast (43:04) that Celtic are in something of an emergency when it comes to their problems and how to address them, speaking on The Game Podcast, Grant claims that Rangers are at the other end of the spectrum in terms of institutional control.
He said: “One thing that I do find significant is I don’t think there’s a single individual player that Rangers would lose that would completely unsettle the team. They’re such a strong side, they’ve got interchangeable deputies in pretty much every position.
“So when they have to start selling – and the club have been open about that – they will have to start selling players to start balancing the books. I’m not sure that’s going to be particularly ruinous to the team.”
Will Rangers win the league next season?
TIF Thoughts on Michael Grant’s comments regarding Rangers’ structure…
Grant’s comments are just the latest ones of praise that have gone Rangers’ way as a result of this season, but these ones arguably mean a little bit more because it isn’t just about what they have done this season – but what they have got set up for the long term.
And whilst there may be some tweaks coming, as long as they can keep the majority of things together, there shouldn’t be any reason why they can’t become the dominant force in Scotland.