Rangers legend Ally McCoist disagrees with Ibrox chairman Dave King’s assertion that the club are ‘within tangible reach of becoming the dominant force in Scottish football again’, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
In a letter to supporters yesterday, King assured supporters that the club were making significant progress in the efforts to close the gap on Celtic, despite another disappointing trophy-less season.
McCoist though believes that Gerrard could use his comments as leverage to ensure that he is properly backed in the upcoming summer transfer window, believing that Rangers are still a long way off from challenging the Hoops.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the former prolific striker said:
In all honesty Rangers are a good bit off becoming the dominant force in Scottish football but I hope it happens sooner rather than later.
I would guess Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister, who are very clever men, would know they’re not as close as Dave maybe has suggested.
I don’t think Gerrard will be upset at all at the statement. If I was him I would be agreeing with him and saying, ‘that’s good, now let’s go and make sure it happens’ but he needs backing and I genuinely think he will be backed.
You would have to get Dave to clarify the statement in terms of what he means and how close they are to becoming the dominant force.
But I still think there’s a good bit to go before Rangers can be anywhere near considered the dominant force in Scottish football.
Although Rangers are clearly better this season than last, the evidence backs McCoist on this one. We’ve still been pretty distant from Celtic this season despite a famous derby win at Ibrox in December.
In the domestic cup competitions we’ve fallen well short and in a huge title decided at Celtic Park recently we completely lose our discipline and handed the game to them.
Gerrard will know better than anyone fans are expecting more next season and I don’t think the comments from King have been very helpful at all.
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