Rangers MD Stewart Robertson delivers emphatic response to finances query

Rangers MD Stewart Robertson delivers emphatic response to finances query
Rangers MD Stewart Robertson delivers emphatic response to finances query

RANGERS managing director Stewart Robertson has revealed the club is in the best financial position since 2015.

Robertson joined Rangers seven years ago and admitted he entered a "broken" club after "five years of upheaval" caused when the Ibrox side entered administration in ten years ago.

But Robertson has now offered an optimistic forecast for the future as he explained club finances are well under control.

"It's the best position it's been in since 2015," said Robertson in an interview with Sky Sports. "That's taken a lot of hard work and investment from the board and investors. We had to invest in the infrastructure, we had to get the club into a place where we had created an elite environment for the players.

"If you don't have that environment, you don't attract the players. So it becomes self-fulfilling. To bring the players in required money and investment as well.

"We've moved the commercial department forward, the supporters have been phenomenal all the way through. Also getting back into Europe was a key part of that, as is the player trading as well. Nathan Patterson's transfer to Everton that's given us the fourth pillar to our business model.

"We're now likely to be in a profitable situation this season and going forward we will be sustainable. That's very much the business model now.

"From this season forward we want to be sustainable. That's the business model that's in place. It's been discussed and signed off by the board. That's my responsibility to make sure we do all the things to be there. That's what Rangers has to be, we can't go back to the situation we had 10 years ago. That just can't happen at all.

"We're only here for a short period of time and our stewardship is really important. I want to make sure when I leave here, which I will do someday, that the club's in much better shape than the day I came in."

For Robertson it's difficult to even compare the club he works at now to what he walked in to back in 2015.

He said: "It's a completely different entity in terms of how we're structured, in terms of the standards we set and we try and work to. "We're constantly striving to be the best the club we can be and to push on.

"We won the league last year but that isn't us stopped, was want to win the league this year and in the future, we want to be in the Champions League. We've got all these ambitions.

"We want the academy as strong as it can be and producing a regular flow of talent for the first team as well."