By Doug Ward

6th May, 2022 | 10:10am

Chris Sutton makes Rangers financial admission on BT Sport after win v Leipzig

Chris Sutton admits Rangers played well and deserved to win against RB Leipzig in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday night.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men will play Frankfurt in the final later this month after a 3-1 win over Leipzig at Ibrox on 5 May.

If they win the final, the Gers would qualify for the Champions League for next season and Sutton feels that would be a huge financial boost for the Glasgow giants and Scottish football.

When asked if there should be talk about a Rangers double on BT Sport’s Europa League Highlights show on Thursday night [5 May] Sutton said: “Yes, we should be.

“Listen, it’s a big deal and you’ve mentioned the finances in Scotland, it’s not what other leagues have across Europe.

“It’s a big night for them and they deserve it. The way they played, they should be proud.”


It’s massive just for Rangers to get this far in the Europa League, from a financial perspective, so we cannot imagine how good the impact will be if they win.

On their way to Seville, the Gers have beaten Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig. If they just beat one more German team – a German team that’s not as good as those previous two – they’ll be in the Champions League.

They’ll also be in the UEFA Super Cup final against either Liverpool or Real Madrid and would also get the prize money of winning the Europa League.

There’ll be untold advantages from this season that could help the Gers go ahead and dominate Scottish football for years to come.

This side has gone above and beyond in Europe for three consecutive seasons now and while they’re set to lose out in the Scottish Premiership title race, we can accept that for one season when there’s a greater good involved.

Would you give up a Scottish league title for a European title? Of course you would.

Let Celtic have that success because they won’t come anywhere close to having this feeling for a very long time.

In other Rangers news, this Ibrox employee is being lined up for a big job by a Scottish club.