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Charlie Nicholas Says He Would Be Surprised if Dave King Remains at Rangers Next Season

Charlie Nicholas Says He Would Be Surprised if Dave King Remains at Rangers Next Season

Celtic hero Charlie Nicholas doesn’t believe Rangers chairman Dave King will still be at Ibrox next season, claiming the Light Blues are still vulnerable at “ownership level”.

King released a statement earlier this week which appeared to suggest that Graeme Murty will not be in charge beyond the end of the season, with Rangers in a real battle for second place alongside both Aberdeen and Hibs.

And while the chairman’s comments were welcomed by Gers supporters, Nicholas isn’t so sure that King will be at the helm to pick Murty’s potential successor.

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Speaking to Sky Sports News this afternoon, ahead of Sunday’s mouth-watering Scottish Cup semi-final between Rangers and Celtic, Nicholas advised that fans should be more concerned about King’s future than Murty’s.

“I don’t know how seriously they take Dave King but I’d be surprised if he’s there next season, never mind the manager,” the ex-Arsenal striker said.

“He’s got enough issues trying to buy the football club and he has not turned up and not responded with that money.

“So there’s issues about him. In fact, if I was a Rangers fan, looking at the health of Scottish football, then Rangers are still in a vulnerable position at ownership level.”

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Is Nicholas right with his assessment of King’s time in charge at Ibrox?

Having lost last month’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox, a result which put a nail in Rangers’ aspirations to push Celtic toward a title race, the pressure is on Murty to finally put an end to the Hoops’ recent dominance in the fixture.

If Brendan Rodgers’ side can seal their place in the Scottish Cup final, Celtic will have went 10 games unbeaten in Old Firm matches.

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