28 Mar 2017 14:37:52
3 directors have been terminated at Rangers. Paul Murray, John Gilligan and Graeme Park.
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28 Mar 2017 14:37:52
27 Mar 2017 16:43:37
Dof will be appointed imminently.
27 Mar 2017 17:58:05
So the DR leads us to believe.
27 Mar 2017 19:35:51
There's a statement on the club website confirming this.
28 Mar 2017 09:46:45
Could name dof an pedro. s num3 in same press conference
27 Mar 2017 15:49:19
New number 3 position. Does anyone out there know who is getting the job. It's getting embarrassing.
27 Mar 2017 16:24:08
Taking time to make right decision is not embarrassing
27 Mar 2017 18:27:47
Couldn't agree more Swany9. Some things just take time. Getting the right people in place is crucial to our future. Patients guy's, it'll happen when it happens.
27 Mar 2017 17:18:26
Why is it embarrassing? 🤔
28 Mar 2017 14:24:56
Its embarrassing because it makes it look like we're dithering. Its not the managers job its a No 3 position. The more time it takes the less relevant it becomes. Barry Ferguson is tailor made for it and would receive massive welcome on Saturday. But yes i will welcome whoever gets it. My understanding of the role is that it isca direct link between Pedro and the culture of Rangers and indeed Scottish football. How hard can it be. Line i say its getting embarrassing. Make the appointment now. The longer it takes it takes gloss of the thing.
27 Mar 2017 10:06:25
report from rangers news now says that billy gilmore away to chelsea for £500,000. sad to see good potential leave.
27 Mar 2017 10:39:31
Sad to see this! I think a couple of seasons with our first team would have been the way forward, however, good luck to the lad! I hope he proves to be the player everyone is saying he is!
Anyone think we should take a punt on young Matt Knox from Livi?
27 Mar 2017 10:51:47
Good to see £500,000 in the account. Shame we'll probably never hear of him again when he's lost at Chelsea.
27 Mar 2017 11:16:09
Give him a couple of years not playing down there and he'll be back up in Scotland playing again probably have to start off at a championship and move his way back up.
27 Mar 2017 12:10:28
just can't compete with the money down south. boy is stupid though if he has agreed with chelsea with the likes of barcalona and bayern munich wanting him he could have went to a team that actually brings players through their ranks as we all know chelsea just simple don't do that anymore.
27 Mar 2017 12:25:38
I am sure that we have probably pinched kids from other teams as well. And I know they are just kids and can't enter into a legally binding contract (wouldn't expect them to either) .
But does anyone else not think that its a bit of a problem for Scottish football when one of the most promising players of a generation is pinched away from one of Scotland's biggest clubs and could end up no where near a first team squad for 5 or more years and still not make it rather than play for our first team for at least a season or so after nurturing him?
Its not sour grapes I really wish the kids well and hope he develops into the player its hoped he will turn into.
It's just a bit frustrating because, as a nation we don't exactly have a conveyor belt of this kind of talent coming through.
27 Mar 2017 12:32:55
Excellent bit of business for Rangers. 15 yrs old with potential. Remember Ryan Gauld? Jamie Ness? John Fleck.
27 Mar 2017 12:51:42
His choice, Chelsea wouldn't be my destination if I was a young player. He will end up out on loan, then, unless he can compete with their superstars he will be put out on loan and eventually sold on at a profit or given a free transfer. Perhaps we can do a deal with Chelsea for one or two of their fringe players. At the end of the day we need quality players at Rangers and if Gilmour moves on then as far as I am concerned he is history. Much more important that we build a team to win titles and the sooner the better!
27 Mar 2017 12:52:56
going to be hard for rangers to produce the next generation when we are still trying to get our finances and other things sorted. £500,000 is a decent bit of business since the boy hasn't been in the 1st team.
to be honest if he wants to go then let him, he isn't at the right stage to be in the first team yet. maybe training with them is ideal but he still has to earn the right to be in there.
us fans might look at it and say oh he'll disapear or he'll be back up here in the championship in a few years but he's got to experience something like that to know if its for him or not
good luck to the boy and hopefully he will have a chance to pull on a gers top in the future
27 Mar 2017 13:07:07
Hopefully we had a sell on clause included in deal.
27 Mar 2017 13:45:03
Probably never hear of him again as Chelsea won't play him in first team
27 Mar 2017 15:29:45
Wonder how much his parents are getting?
27 Mar 2017 15:31:43
500k you beauty. for a wee boy that might not make it, not many of warbs players are worth that who are playing for us just now 👍.
27 Mar 2017 16:03:34
😂😂 gosman i hear 50k and a house 👍
27 Mar 2017 16:16:07
Can't blame the boy or his parents. Probably a good signing-on fee and decent wages given his age. Money seems to rule in football these days but as others have commented, I fear he will disappear down there never to be seen again.
27 Mar 2017 19:16:20
Whether he'll 'disappear down there' or not, completely depends on how good he is. If he's a top player then he'll get a game. Most managers play their best players. I would rather he stayed but good luck to him if he doesn't.
27 Mar 2017 19:25:03
It doesn't really concern me as at the end of the day he's just a kid with some potential and we'll be half a million up for very little investment. I coached in the 90s and the list of boys with potential who didn't make it to the top is huge, some of them far better prospects at the time than this lad.
Everything's a gamble at that age, potential is the very least they need to climb the mountain. And remember, if you use under 16 caps as an example, less than 20% go on to play professionally. Most start to come through at a later stage.
27 Mar 2017 20:06:31
Do you think Billy gilmore might end up back at Ibrox on loan in a couple of years . would make sense
27 Mar 2017 21:46:06
papers are saying tonight its not a done deal
27 Mar 2017 23:07:10
Goodbye career. He'll be back in scotland in 4 year time playing for st mirren or dunfermline
28 Mar 2017 00:01:18
Sums up what's up with scottish football really. I recall a young player from dundee united who hardly played a game who saw the pound signs and went down south. That guy is now probably around 26 and i doubt has played anywhete near 100 games as only had one decent season with hibs. His name? Scott allan. Also the guy with 40 plus million sell on clause ryan guald. When did he go 2 or 3 yrs ago? How has he developed.
If he had stayed he woyld have developed more probably went to utd parent club celtic and had a few caps. There more chance of chris sutton going 30 minutes without talking about rangers than gilmour fulfilling his potential. He will be lost in chelsea youth system. Just like every other promising player from scotland who chases the glamour rather than making it in the game
28 Mar 2017 05:33:14
I really liked Mark Warburton but I think he really missed the boat for us here. He could have been firing that boy on the last ten mins of games and giving him a flavour of the first team. It might have given the lad more encouragement to stay.
28 Mar 2017 06:12:26
dont think he's allowed to play in league games until he's 16?, might be just cup games?
28 Mar 2017 11:08:22
The only players we should really be interested in are the players that want to play for us. If the kid doesn't see his future with us then good luck to him. Have to say though, he would be more likely to break into our team. Strange decision by him and his parents, after all taking a 16yr old kid and up rooting him from everything familiar to a strange place where he knows nobody could do more harm than good. On the flip side, it is a great opportunity for the kid.
28 Mar 2017 12:13:06
The article was total bull. They have tendered a bid but nothing can be done until after June 11 when he turns 16! Pedro is stated as talking with him and how he would be involved with the starting XI next season so there is still a real chance we will keep the lad
28 Mar 2017 14:38:04
I'm led to believe his head's already turned and if that's the case it's better if he goes and we take half a million for very little input.
26 Mar 2017 21:35:51
What players should Pedro sign in the summer? Heard Charlie Adam was on his way back to us?
26 Mar 2017 22:34:40
That is very true because he's got a ticket for the semi. I like Adam and would love to see him back but doubt it. i think all the players Pedro will sign will be every bit as good as Adam.
26 Mar 2017 22:37:13
Was brutal 1st time round wouldn't think he will even be on on Pedros list.
27 Mar 2017 00:17:23
How many players have we let go that have went on to be really good players, adam, mccormack, Am sure there must be a few others. To think they were never rated at ibrox, shame really. Adam played out of position, young mccormack never got a chance really, although I remember him scoring against porto (sure it was porto away) in the champions league.
27 Mar 2017 00:19:06
No one in their 30s please apart from kenny and big clint. Adam is pudding, don't want him anywhere near ibrox again he's a dud.
27 Mar 2017 04:43:26
Well said coldo and jd90 Adam must be doing something right as he has been playing top flight football for many years so your eye for a player can't be good it's hard to please some of you rangers fans there was nothing wrong with Adam
27 Mar 2017 11:27:39
Charlie Adam doesn't strike me as the type of player Pedro is looking to recruit. He wants players who are all about touch and move whereas Charlie would slow play down!
27 Mar 2017 11:37:57
Adams a donkey and spare me the guff he's played at the highest level for a long time. there's even worse players than Adam that have played in the EPL there whole careers so that doesn't mean a jot
27 Mar 2017 12:11:11
Adam is a good player but we must think of our future and bring in younger players that can be sold on for a profit down the line and charlie adam is a player past his best and this season isn't playing well at all from what I've seen and heard he has played 19 games this season i think but no way should he be coming back to us at his age.
27 Mar 2017 12:54:10
I don't believe that Charlie Adam would fit into our style of play under Pedro and in any event I am hoping that we see a couple of gems arrive from South America, ideally one of them a tough so and so that will put Brown in his place first old firm game of next season!
27 Mar 2017 16:53:30
Smodge he is awful lol
26 Mar 2017 16:32:45
Has anyone heard anything regarding our former manager, mark warburton, wanting to take our under 20s coach, graeme murty, to nottingham forest, in the summer?
I really hope not as like probably every bear now, i think losing murty would be a big loss to rangers! I'd tell warbs to do one, although i do understand if murty wanted to go, there's not much we could do to keep him! Really hope this rumour is incorrect!
26 Mar 2017 16:58:57
A can't see it but football is a funny auld game a just hope it goes tits up for warbs down there and a totally agree with Dave king
26 Mar 2017 14:08:06
Bears. After reading a few reports regarding King saying that investment will happen for Pedro I've the feeling that King and the board have been holding back money and I now believe that Pedro could receive a Transfer Budget in the region of 10 million!
One thing that does worry me is that if certain players refuse to leave due to a wage decrease then we must loan them out whilst trying to get as much of their wage paid for by the other club!
I do not want to see us just paying players off to get rid of them, but I really do not think that this will have a huge impact on how much Pedro gets as King is reported to have said that he will invest significantly and that our new manager will have more to spend than Warbs did if needed!
Really do think that a Transfer Kitty of 10 million could happen.
26 Mar 2017 14:57:12
What are you basing that figure on?
26 Mar 2017 15:59:56
Highly doubt it. Maybe a couple of million here and there then a couple of small fees on rough diamonds from Portugal, Greece and whatever other countries pedro has coached in. Might get a tidy fee for the likes of tavernier and kiernan since warburton rates them so much. As long as we get a decent quality of players who can handle the pressure then I'm happy and it's a good start
26 Mar 2017 16:37:52
The retail deal would have to be sorted for the budget to be anywhere near 10 million, sorry but I can't see it being anywhere near or even half that figure.
26 Mar 2017 21:14:20
27 Mar 2017 00:10:34
So you think King has been saving up cash, and you think it's about £10m. I would replace the word think with hope.
27 Mar 2017 01:14:48
If it is 10 million then real chance challenging the title right players coming in etc, I personally think this league just needs about 12 million to win this league
27 Mar 2017 09:56:42
Rangers need £20m and a bit of good luck to have any chance of winning the SPL next season! Chances are we will need to replace a number of players including Tavernier, (who will be off to Nottingham Forrest), we need a centre back with some quality, we need to either sign Hyndman or replace him with a player of similar ability and we need two other quality players, one for holding midfield and a striker.
For the right quality they won't come cheap. If we are lucky we might recoup £5m from selling the aforementioned Tavernier, Kiernan, Halliday and a couple of others. If Crooks comes back and can do a job for us it will be a major plus as would a fit Rossiter but that is hope rather than expectation.
I just hope that Pedro can find some gems in Portugal, South America etc., that will improve us to a level that can challenge for the league.
27 Mar 2017 11:42:11
Dont know where some of these figures are getting pulled from lads. a couple of players in the 500k bracket and a few frees will be our whack and we'll just need to hope Pedro has a few gems up his sleeve.
27 Mar 2017 12:05:04
TOMUSA : Not sure we need a holding midfielder now if we are to be continuing with our improved pressing game.
27 Mar 2017 12:12:41
i doubt we will win the league next year but we should be closer and to the 10 million comment i say dream on Andy dream on.
we will never spend that much and even if we do i can see the dark side spending about 25 mill this year to compete in Europe, so we will still be behind them squad wise but i can't see them winning the league with the same amount of points as this year as we will be more direct and more clinical next year (or at least i hope)
i hope i'm wrong and Pedro gets a war-chest of 15 million but i doubt that very much
27 Mar 2017 13:01:10
James Stirling, without a decent transfer budget Pedro will struggle to compete with Celtic and that will not be his fault. While I don't see Celtic spending the sort of money that you mention I do believe that they will strengthen their squad and to be honest they have some of the best talent in Scotland right now. I watched their young full back in action for Scotland last night and he was excellent and they have a number of very good players. They could lose one or two in transfers down south but would secure big fees for them. Right now, with the exception of Hyndman, a loan player, we have no one of the same quality.
I suspect that King is hoping that a deal can be struck with Sports direct so that we can generate additional income and also have a Share Issue that will bring in new funds but if we are hoping that he will personally put in more funds then I think we are wasting our time.
27 Mar 2017 13:09:27
DK did raise £7m+ recently from selling one of his companies in New York.
Don't want to speculate, however, he is sitting on a cash pile at the moment.
26 Mar 2017 14:05:53
I hope Pedro brings in fast technical players, I've got a feeling we will see at least 1 South American arrive and if it wasn't for work permits possibly more. This is what Pedro has been around and knows this and obviously the Latin Euro market. its the complete opposite to Warbs. Agree or not Bears?
26 Mar 2017 13:56:23
So Bears read that JJ is a dark horse to get the No.3 position due to his contacts and knowledge down South and in Europe.
What infuriates me is if JJ doesn't get the job why the hell can't we utilise his contacts etc anyways? Why could we not invite him to Murray Park to meet say Rae sit down and pass on knowledge and introduce contacts!
Pay the guy a few quid for his time. Same goes for ex-players like Mols Amo Prso etc can't we get in touch and ask if they know or even seen any hidden talent please Bears tell me why we do not do this!
26 Mar 2017 14:07:47
I think you are just assuming we don't Andy. Surely there must be conversations going on with ex players regarding this. I would imagine there is club officials in every club having similar conversations with ex club employees.
26 Mar 2017 14:12:25
Your spot on andy1872! We should be tapping into our ex players knowledge of players they're familiar with! I'm quite sure they'd help us out, no problem! I still think barry ferguson is the overwhelming favourite, for the no.3 position, and will get the job! I still think he's definitely the best candidate for it, especially for the job description, that pedro caixinha is looking for!
26 Mar 2017 16:22:24
I don't know if they still do it but i remember reading something years ago saying mole tried to use his contacts in holland to set up a scouting system for us don't know how much of it is true thou
26 Mar 2017 15:47:12
It's well known that Warburton discouraged this, preferring to rely on McParland's 'expertise'. It happens in most clubs and if any business subsequently transpires then an 'introduction' fee is usually paid. It will happen again, I'm sure.
26 Mar 2017 16:55:41
I think ex players probably have discussions. JJ seems to do Rangers Tv regularly so he is here and in contact with club
26 Mar 2017 17:56:20
Seriously strange! No matter how good McParland was you need to get players watched! And not just British based Academys. I think we have really sold ourselves short in this department and like u said a contact would only receive a payment if any subsequent business transpired.
26 Mar 2017 10:36:06
Jonathan johansan latest name mentioned for the coaching role according to bbc.
26 Mar 2017 11:26:45
@broxi17 - probably because his wife has a column in the Sunday Mail today and has hinted he would be a good fit and shouldn't be excluded because he's a foreign ex Gers player?
26 Mar 2017 13:13:45
tbh it's starting to look like almost all the candidates are a who's who of Rangers TV. Almost all the shortlist are RTV co-commentators.
26 Mar 2017 13:31:58
Will be interesting to see who gets this role. Agree with those that it's as much about club integration as it is about heavy coaching. On that basis I think one of the past players from outwith Glasgow and central belt who successfully integrated themselves into the culture of the club and different environment has something to be said for IMO. We don't need born and bred rangers diehard.
26 Mar 2017 14:15:29
Does anybody think nacho novo would be a good choice for the no. 3 position? I know he has been mentioned on the scale, of submitting his CV, to rangers and caixinha!
26 Mar 2017 15:49:59
Nacho eh no .
26 Mar 2017 15:56:57
Duff and Phelps I've heard
26 Mar 2017 18:44:29
When Pedro explains the type of character he wants, he's basically describing Barry Ferguson to me.
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