Women's Sports: Rangers chairman says side should be best in Scotland

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Rangers chairman, Dave King, believes Ranger’s women should be the best team in Scotland.

King was speaking to Rangers TV following the news released yesterday that he would be stepping down from his role next year after four and a half years at the club.  

“I was genuinely astonished when I had my first discussion with Amy McDonald to understand what was going on with the women’s team.

“They were not only treated like an unwanted step-child, but they were also effectively ignored. It wasn’t even remotely the expectation or the value we would expect of Rangers.

“I gave Amy assurances that we wanted to see Rangers women’s’ team being the best team in Scotland and we wanted them competing in Europe,” he told Rangers TV.

He described how the women’s team has been “neglected” since its initial foundation in 2008.   

However, the side is yet to win a title, and they finished fourth in the SWPL this season.

King says that the management team at the club are hoping to create the opportunities for the side to win league titles in future and play European football.

"We're taking the women's football very, very seriously. It's expanding globally and I think it's going to be good for Rangers right across the club to have a strong women's football team.

"It may even be one of my legacies that I pushed that very, very hard and will continue to do so as a shareholder."

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