Rangers supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team ease past Falkirk 4-1 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, where they will face Old Firm rivals Celtic.
Graeme Murty’s men got past Fraserburgh and Ayr United to reach the last eight of the competition, which they have won on 33 occasions in the past, but not since 2009. Yet the Gers took a step closer to ending that drought on Sunday as a hat-trick from Jason Cummings alongside an Aaron Muirhead own goal sealed a comprehensive victory for the Light Blues at Ibrox, thus setting them up perfectly for the visit of Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.
Thus, there have been many buoyant Rangers fans in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from The Daily Express, which suggests that former chairman Sir David Murray is considering a surprise return to buy back into the Scottish giants.
The 66-year-old first purchased the club back in 1988 for £6 million, and held his majority stake for the next 23 years, in which time the Gers won 15 Scottish Premiership titles and a whole host of other domestic crowns.
Yet Murray sold the club in 2011 for just £1 to Craig Whyte, and as such came under fire from several Rangers fans given the financial problems the club endured in the succeeding years, to the point that they were demoted to the fourth tier of Scottish football following liquidation.
Nonetheless, recent reports suggest that the former chairman is eyeing up a move to buy back into the Light Blues, although it very much remains to be seen whether Dave King, the club’s chairman at present, will sanction such move.
Landlord’s verdict: Sir David Murray oversaw a hugely successful spell as Rangers chairman between 1988 and 2009, while he remained majority shareholder for another two years before selling the club for just £1 to Craig Whyte.
And while his departure was met with much displeasure from Gers supporters given the implications that followed, recent reports suggest that 66-year-old Murray is again considering reinvesting in the Scottish giants.
Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!