Using much-maligned Italian kit supplier "ruled out" by Rangers
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Using much-maligned Italian kit supplier "ruled out" by Rangers

Italian sportswear company Macron has “apparently been ruled out” as the new kit supplier of Rangers, according to a club insider.

Speaking in their latest blog, Four Lads Had a Dream discussed the issue of the retail situation with Rangers making a public appeal to providers amid a court wrangle with Sports Direct.

Four Lads confirmed they have little information on the retail situation but claimed their information suggests Macron are out of the picture.

Macron produce kits for the likes of Lazio, Bologna, Stoke City, Motherwell and Hibernian. (Photo by Silvia Lore/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Obviously with Rangers there is still ongoing interest and folk asking about strips etc,” said Four Lads [Four Lads].

“The truth is I just don’t know the information on this and it’s not something that I ask about to be honest.

“My only issue is they treat us fairly and make enough quality for the support. Whether it’s Nike, New Balance or under Armour, I really don’t mind.

“Similarly if it was Macron (which seems to have apparently been ruled out) then the only importance is what’s best for the club.

“That’s something I don’t have any information on however I do appreciate people are asking.”

The news will come as a relief to some Rangers fans who were left unimpressed by the suggestion the Gers could use the Italian sportswear brand.

Many Rangers fans believe the club should be looking to secure a more glamourous kit supplier. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Rangers new commercial and marketing director James Belgrove made a public appeal to kit manufacturers as court cases continue with Mike Ashley and Sports Direct.

The move comes after Rangers were given the green light to pursue previous manufacturer – Danish company Hummel/Elite Group – for £3m in unpaid retail fees.

The Ibrox club was found to be in breach of contract with Sports Direct when they secured the Danes for the beginning of last season [Scotsman].

As a result, Rangers have been banned from using Hummel products next season and a court battle will ensue over the unpaid retail from this campaign.

The Hummel tops used over the course of the last few seasons were popular amongst fans but boardroom clashes have brought the relationship to a halt. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers boast amongst the biggest retail potential in the UK and European football and the club continue to fight in the best interests of everyone at Ibrox concerning its merchandise.

Previous deals with Sports Direct – written up during a time of parasitical turmoil at Ibrox – infamously saw Rangers only receive 7p of every pound spent.

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