Official Rangers partner calls for patience as 'Fears' emerge after Philippe Clement Ibrox appointment
Four Lads Had A Dream have admitted they fear that Rangers are in need of a rebuild despite undergoing a rebuild this past summer.
The Gers signed nine first-team players in Michael Beale’s only summer transfer window but he was sacked last week, with Philippe Clement brought in to replace him this past weekend.
Now reacting to the news, the club’s official partner have admitted that they “worry” the club is further behind expectations than many care to realise and have demanded patience from the fan base in a tough period for the new man in charge.
“As I look at the position of our club now, I worry,” they said on their official website (17 October).
“We are not by any means in a particularly good place and it’s not likely that Philippe Clement will be waving a magic wand and transforming our fortunes enormously in the short-term.
“Sure there are small wins to be had – a league cup hopefully – but there’s some way to go before we can consider ourselves genuine challengers again, never mind champions.
“With that in mind, I believe we simply have to recalibrate our expectations. If we don’t I fear we could be ushering another manager out of a job before he has been given a chance to fully rejuvenate this squad and shape it in his own image and style.
“That is not to say we lower our ambitions – for there is a distinct difference – but we must be realistic about what can be achieved and in what timescale.
“The reality is we already face rebuilding from a rebuild.”
It says a lot about the board and the way the club is run that we’re not even six months post-rebuild and there are suggestions that we still need a rebuild.
Beale was afforded a summer spending spree where he brought in Cyriel Dessers, Sam Lammers, Jose Cifuentes, Danilo, Jack Butland, Dujon Sterling, Leon Balogun, Kieran Dowell permanently as well as the loan of Abdallah Sima.
But there are still glaring holes in the squad and several of those signings have left plenty to be desired, with suggestions that some of them may not even be good enough already.
Now Clement has come in and he will have his own ideas about how he wants to play and what profiles he wants, which means it may have been a completely wasted summer window at Rangers.
He needs time and so long as we see some progression on the pitch where we can see what he is building towards, then he will have the fans behind him and he will get the time to do what he needs to do.
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