Rangers legend pleads for more investment

first_img1 Rangers legend Craig Moore has pleaded for more investment into his former club, so they stand a chance of returning to the top of Scottish and European football.Former skipper Moore won twelve major honours with Rangers including five league championships and a domestic treble in 2003.But the Aussie international defender admitted he had feared for the club’s future amid reports Rangers were taking a £10m loan from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct just to stay in business.Moore, 39, said: “When I consider what Rangers have been through in recent years with the financial mess, the relegation and the general demise of the club, then I just hope that the club gets the investment that it desperately needs.“The club is in danger of going out of business which for me would seem unthinkable, but it could happen if they don’t sort this new financial crisis out quickly.“A proper investor with a long-term plan can not only restore Rangers to the pinnacle of Scottish football. but eventually bring back Champions League football to Ibrox.“So from where I stand at the moment I don’t care whether it is Mike Ashley, Dave King, Douglas Park or Joe Bloggs.“I’m not too bothered as long as the deal is right for the long term future of Rangers.“The priority for me is that the club is restored to the one that I love and hold so fondly,”Moore also played for Newcastle, departing in 2007, the summer Ashley took over at the Toon.Speaking to football networking site Network90, he added: “My departure had nothing to do with his arrival. I suffered some bad injuries over those two seasons and moved back to Australia with Brisbane.“At the time Newcastle United was in trouble and Ashley got the club back on its feet.” Craig Moore last_img read more