DAVE King reckons Rangers’ progress under Steven Gerrard has been right on schedule as the Light Blues get set to lift the Premiership title at the third time of asking.
The former Ibrox chairman was instrumental in the deal to bring Gerrard from Liverpool three years ago and the gamble has paid off for Rangers this term.
Gerrard’s side will be crowned champions in a matter of weeks as they lift their first league flag in a decade and take a place in the Light Blues’ history books.
Dave King pinpoints key Steven Gerrard qualities that have taken Rangers to brink of title glory
And King is pleased to see Gerrard keep Rangers on track on and off the park as the Anfield legend gets set to become an Ibrox icon sooner rather than later.
“It is very satisfying in the sense that this was always the year,” King told Four Lads Had A Dream. “And I say that because from the inside and bringing Steven in, one of the things that was very clear in the discussions with Steven from the club’s point of view and from his point of view, was that he needed what we thought at the time would be three or four transfer windows.
“It was always understood at that time that it was unlikely we would win the league the next season but we really felt that if we had three or four transfer windows… and that is the zone that we are in at the moment.
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“It is really nice in the sense that it is coming together within that timing and from my personal perspective it becomes the end of that project.
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“Going back to when we started after regime change, the whole thing and the mantra was about we have to get Rangers back to competing in Europe and getting back to being the number one club in Scotland.
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“I think the competing in Europa probably came a little bit earlier and a little bit ahead of the effectiveness in Scotland because we have done well in Europe and boxed above our weight for a couple of seasons.
“The title has not yet been delivered and we must stress that but there is no doubt that over the course of the season we are the number one team in Scotland and from that point of view it gives me great satisfaction to see that the project is pretty much complete now.”