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Departing chief King has fulfilled his promises to Ibrox fans

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Stephen Craigan

By Stephen Craigan

In March 2015, Dave King addressed Rangers fans after being voted onto the board and said that the then EGM was a "turning point in the future of the club".

He was also quoted as saying: "We want Rangers to get back to being in its rightful place in Scottish football."

It's fair to say that, following the announcement during the week that King would be stepping down as chairman of Rangers, he has certainly revived a club that was on its knees when he took over.

The infrastructure at the club was non-existent, the training ground was in desperate need of updating and the team needed leadership to bring the glory days back to Ibrox.

The Pedro Caixinha experiment is a blot on his copybook but he rectified that by catching everyone's imagination with the appointment of Steven Gerrard.

He's backed Gerrard and the capture of Ryan Kent for £7m showed he wasn't frightened to spend serious money if he thought it would improve the team and fast forward progression.

The legacy King will leave is that he put his money where his mouth was. He also enhanced the value of the playing squad. Rangers now have prized assets in Kent, Ryan Jack and Glen Kamara to name a few.

It's hard to talk about assets and not mention Alfredo Morelos' performance and goals against Feyenoord on Thursday night. He was simply stunning. What a bargain he's turning out to be for the reported £1m fee they paid HJK Helsinki.

Rangers are also back in European football and have a real chance to win domestic silverware this season. I'd say King has delivered on his promises.

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