Rangers chairman Dave King has dropped a very canny hint at a massive reason Rangers secured Steven Gerrard as manager.
The Castlemilk born businessman let it slip a little that while Gerrard ticked all the Rangers manager boxes and only lacked the experience one, there was another, very prudent extremely useful reason the Anfield Legend was brought in to become the new boss.
Regular readers will know of our 10-step plan to get Rangers back on track – take a look at numbers nine and 10 – the importance of global exposure.
Well King knows this, and we need our Rangers to grow big, and King let it out that a massive reason for Gerrard’s signature was global attention and subsequent revenue.
He pointed out the growth of fans not just in Scotland and Britain was significant, but the whole world, and that with the thousands and millions of fans Gerrard has globally, how many new fans are going to join the Rangers flocks to see how he does?
In short – star power – the sort of thing going on at Parkhead a lot, and another reason we gambled on Joey Barton. Pun not intended.
But Gerrard, on top of drawing in the punters, which he will, does actually have real clout in the game. This isn’t someone who has been inconsistent his whole career – he really is a winner.
We will see if the gamble pays off in time, and if he can translate his winning mentality as a player onto the touchlines, but as cynical as we are being with regards King’s obvious intentions here, we cannot complain about our club becoming more successful with global exposure whatever the reason.
We wanted our club to exploit global streams of revenue. Steven Gerrard will help us do exactly that.