As reported by the BBC, Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has weighed in on the debate regarding the future of the Ibrox club, believing Pedro Caixinha needs time to build a squad worth of Scottish Premiership challengers.
To say Caixinha has had mixed fortunes at the start of his Rangers career would be an understatement, confidence boosting wins like the ones at Pittodrie and Firhill have been mixed with absolute thrashing by city rivals Celtic.
Rangers fans crave trophies most of all but Ferguson believes supporters must have patience.
As quoted by the BBC, Ferguson said:
You’ve got to give him time, into the summer, to get a pre-season with the guys and see what kind of money is available to change it. I know he’s said he’s going to change 10, 11, 12 players, but there’s no chance that’s going to happen. It’s going to be a big summer for him. He’s going to have to work really hard with this group because I don’t think they’re going to be able to bring in a lot of players.
It’s a fair assessment of how things lie at Ibrox. The reality is resources are scarce, especially in comparison to the Hoops and Caixinha will have to work wonders to turn them into title contenders.
For Rangers right now it’s all about gradual steps and progression. The revolution isn’t coming overnight. Next season should be about regaining their winning mentality, their pride and going on extended winning runs. Ultimately the chances of them coming close to the Hoops are slim but they should at least be expecting to finish a comfortable second ahead of Aberdeen.
A trophy isn’t out of the question either and if they can focus the cups then major honours could return to Ibrox.