Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Rangers side will be guaranteed to be amongst the top seed for the Europa League group stage should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
As reported by the Scotsman on Thursday [26 May], should the Gers fail to reach the Champions League they will fall into pot one of the Europa League group stage draw.
Due to their high coefficient built up over recent years, Rangers will avoid facing the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Roma and Lazio in the group stages.
Champions League the dream
The Gers have to be dreaming of qualifying for the Champions League group stage and progressing further from their remarkable Europa League run.
Rangers have the capability of beating anyone on their day, particularly at Ibrox.
However, it is a nice safety net for Rangers to have, knowing that they will be in a European competition regardless of their Champions League outcome.
The prospect of another European run will give Rangers an added boost in the transfer market.
The Gers have often recruited from England’s second and third tiers and the prospect of playing European football is usually enough to entice any player north of the border.
It is looking like busy summer is in store for van Bronckhorst, with a host of players rumoured to be departing Ibrox.
However, the Rangers boss should see the turnover of players as an opportunity to take his side to the next level both domestically and in Europe.
In other Rangers news, the club are ‘not convinced’ by a key first-team player and an early termination of his contract is extremely likely.