When the summer transfer window “slammed” shut, there was always a feeling that Rangers were still short in key positions and Philippe Clement’s task will be to fill those holes.
With Michael Beale gone, the obvious question will be how much money will the new Gers boss have to strengthen and put right the mistakes of the past.
Speaking on the Go Radio Football Show, Barry Ferguson has backed the Rangers board to find the resources needed to give Philippe Clement some much needed funds.
Rangers board tipped to give Philippe Clement backing
Beale spent around the £13m mark depending on what reports you read, it is the figure the former manager claimed that he spent anyway.
Thankfully, much of this was raised through player sales and clauses in contracts for players like Ross McCrorie and Malik Tillman.
When asked if he thought that Rangers will back Philippe Clement in January, Ferguson said:
“I know money might be tight because a lot of money was spent in the summer.
The new manager coming in, I think they will try to find money from somewhere and bring in maybe two or three that the manager likes.
“It freshens the squad up as well. January is a tough window as generally the players you are going for haven’t played much football either.
“But I am sure the Rangers board will try everything in their power to try and help the new manager.
- There are obvious gaps in the squad – such as in wide attacking areas – and there are seven players in the squad who will be out of contract at the end of the season too.
I would be more worried if Beale had been backed without us bringing in money too but the last couple of seasons has seen record revenue and our record transfer fee broken twice.
What is important is value for money.
The best part of £8m has been spent on Sam Lammers and Cyriel Dessers and we are getting next to nothing in return.
Cutting our losses could be the best way to release more funds, after all, as the gaffer himself said – he isn’t a magician.
Even if Beale was still the manager, there would be a budget to go again in January