Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has insisted he is with the biggest club in Australia after joining Western Sydney Wanderers last year – as he looks to rebuild the Aussie side after being in a “funk” over the last few years.
The Asian Champions League winners have made a strong start to the new season with Miller as assistant to Carl Robinson and is hoping they can restore the club to former glory with the likes of Graham Dorrans and Ziggy Gordon.
Miller hailed the investment in the club from the owners and, with seven points from their opening four games, are looking to “bring back the good old days.”
“Western Sydney Wanderers wanted Carl to take over the reins and rebuild the club,” Miller said [Daily Record]
“They’ve been through a bit of a funk over the last two or three years and I believe it’s the biggest club in the country.
“The facilities, stadium, the whole infrastructure are all built for success and we are looking to establish a brand of football to bring back the good old days.
We have started the season pretty well and have seven points after four games.
“I always want to win the league I’m in. Can we win? Absolutely – and it’s been made abundantly clear to us by the CEO that they want to see this club being successful again.
“The level of investment and funding to achieve that is excellent and the manager’s had the backing to go and get the players he has wanted.”
Miller and Robinson first paired-up in Australia to take charge of the Newcastle Jets in February 2020, helping the side to six wins, three draws and a loss in ten games in charge before moving to Western Sydney.
The former striker made close to 300 appearances for Rangers across three spells at the club, scoring over 100 goals and winning six trophies and will be hoping he can add to his haul in his third coaching role.
Before heading to Oz, Miller had a brief spell as Livingston player/manager prior to brief spells with Dundee and Partick as he brought the curtain down on his playing career.
A big celebration is being planned for when the title is sealed and there’s said to be a ‘realistic chance’ of the Red Arrows playing a part.