Managing director lays out plans to reduce investor dependence as share-offering values Rangers at £102 million

14 June 2021

StewartRobertson
Photo: Alamy "Every club in Europe that are successful have a successful player trading model," says the Rangers managing director, Stewart Robertson.

Managing director Stewart Robertson explains how Rangers are to become sustainable through investment in key departments.

The club have had consecutive losses since 2014 covered by investors after they were forcefully relegated to the fourth tier due to financial issues.

A recent share-issue valuing the club at £102.4 million should secure important capital, but there is more to it than meets the eye.

Robertson, a boyhood fan, highlights the significance of accountability to supporters in ensuring management and owners don't forget what Rangers are all about.

He speaks to Off The Pitch about the club's overall strategy after Rangers secured a historic Scottish title and are about to enter their 150th year in existence.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Had you asked Stewart Robertson 20 years ago whether he could see himself one day being the managing director of Rangers, a club he has supported since childhood, he would have probably laughed you in the face.

Nonetheless, that is exactly where he finds himself today, and where he has been since 2015 when the former Motherwell director was appointed as part of an organisational overhaul following the club's serious financial trouble, fourth-tier relegation, and subsequent takeover by British businessman Charles Green.

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