Rangers are in talks with local authorities such as Glasgow City Council over a potential Europa League trophy parade in Glasgow.
The Ibrox side are in the tournament’s Final against Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt and whilst fans are dreaming of lifting the cup nothing is said and done yet.
And whilst some might believe that Rangers are tempting fate by having these discussions, they are necessary in order to best prepare for a potential event.
There are so many stakeholders involved in any Europa League trophy parade that discussions must take place hypothetically and let’s hope they come to fruition.
Rangers plan trophy parade if they win Europa League Final
A Glasgow City Council spokesperson claimed there would be an “understandable desire” for fans to see the trophy if Rangers lift the cup.
“If Rangers are successful in next week’s Europa League final there will be an understandable desire for the club to show off the trophy to their fans,” said the spokesperson [STV].
“We are currently in touch with all relevant partners on how such an event might be facilitated.”
Glasgow Police chief superintendent Mark Sutherland has also confirmed the discussions.
“The Europa League final in Seville will be a historic occasion and getting there is a great achievement for Rangers Football Club and Scottish football,” said Sutherland.
“A proportionate policing plan will be in place, and we will be working with a range of partners, including Rangers Football Club and Glasgow City Council, to ensure we do all we can to maintain public safety and reduce disruption to the wider community.
“From the outset we hope that fans enjoy their day but ask that they take personal responsibility to behave appropriately and respect Glasgow, its open spaces and its communities.”
The likes of Liverpool are also in discussions with their council regarding a potential Champions League parade on Merseyside should they overcome Real Madrid [Liverpool Echo].
Ahead of the Europa League Final and any resultant parade, Rangers fans have also been warned about travelling to Seville ticketless.