Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that new Light Blues head coach Michael Beale will be given the opportunity to bring in players at the start of 2023 to build his squad after arriving to replace Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
The reporter has stated that the boss has been sold a long-term project by the club and that starts with the Englishman’s first window at the beginning of next year.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Part of it is that Rangers have spelt out a promising future plan for him. He knows he’s going to be able to shape the first team and he will be able to have a big say on how the club is run too.
“I think they really see him as a big figurehead here and that is something that’s really exciting. The promise of funds in January comes as part of the package.”
This update should leave the latest Gers manager excited as it indicates that he will have the money to make potential improvements to his side.
The Light Blues are currently nine points behind their bitter rivals in the Premiership table after 15 matches, and they finished bottom of their Champions League group, crashing out of Europe entirely, under Van Bronckhorst’s reign.
Rangers’ poor form domestically and in European competition suggests that Beale has inherited a team that is low on confidence and not performing at maximum capacity.
Therefore, bringing in a few fresh faces in January could be a welcome boost to the squad as signing new players, if they are of the requisite quality, would improve the competition within the squad – forcing current first-team stars to up their game or risk being dropped.
Van Bronckhorst brought in John Souttar, Tom Lawrence, Ridvan Yilmaz, Malik Tillman, Ben Davies, Antonio Colak and Rabbi Matondo in the summer transfer window but the club’s form in the Premiership indicates that they are yet to have the desired impact as a collective.
Beale may, therefore, want to bring in his own players to turn the season around and begin to close the gap between Rangers and Celtic in the Premiership table.
This is why he should be excited by Jones’ claim that Ross Wilson has promised funds for the January window, as it means that the 42-year-old coach will be able to identify his own targets to come in and make an impact during the second half of the season and beyond.