Kieran Maguire details comparison of Rangers and Man Utd finances
Rangers had the second highest revenues in UK football in 1993, which was second to only Manchester United, claims Kieran Maguire.
The football finance expert hosts a podcast called The Price of Football and was asked by a Gers fan as to why they’re unable to compete with the English heavyweights as they did a couple of decades ago.
To which Maguire responded via his personal Twitter account, and wrote, “In 1993 Rangers had the 2nd highest revenues in UK football, only behind Manchester United. Things have changed.”
The broadcasting boon of the Premier League has seen the prices of clubs and their revenues sky-rocket to no end.
In comparison, Rangers have seen only a 3x revenue growth while Manchester United have seen their streams increase a staggering 20 times.
Given this huge gulf in class, it’s impossible for Rangers or teams in Scotland to compete with the English sides.
Forget Manchester United, even mid-table clubs like Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are spending exorbitant sums of money – something that would only be a distant dream for Rangers.
Only if the Scottish Premiership gets a significant TV deal will things change, but that does not seem likely to happen any time soon.
However, we’re still fans of this league and Scottish football as a whole and we prefer this to the crazy cabal-esque situation in the Premier League, especially with regards to some of the billionaire-owned clubs.
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