Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has been talking up new interim Ibrox chairman Douglas Park as he discusses Dave King’s exit from the club.
No matter what many might say about the former Ibrox captain there is no doubting that Ferguson loves Rangers and he believes the same is true of Scottish businessman Park.
Admitting he was nervous about the prospect of legendary chairman Dave King’s exit, Ferguson praised Douglas Park as the perfect replacement for a man many describe as the saviour of Rangers.
“Given everything Rangers have gone through over these past few years, it is understandable fans might feel a bit jittery at a time like this,” writes Ferguson in a Daily Record column.
“But, as worrying as it was to see King walking away, my concerns were put to bed the minute I realised who had slipped into the chairman’s seat.
“I’ve known Douglas Park for most of my life. I’m not saying we’re best mates who go out for a beer together but I do know what the man is all about.
“He’s been around Rangers for far longer than I ever was. everywhere Rangers went, Park was right there with us.
“It didn’t matter if we were playing home, away or in European ties, he’d be there giving the team his support.
“I honestly can’t think of anyone I’d trust more to look after the club’s best interests and get it through to the other side of this crisis.
“He is as shrewd a businessman as they come but, most importantly of all, he has Rangers in his DNA.”
It is high praise indeed from Ferguson who himself is a dyed-in-the-wool bluenose and shows just how long and how committed Park has been to Rangers over the years.
A “shrewd businessman” as Ferguson describes him, Park takes over at Ibrox during a tumultuous period for football in general.
Ferguson believes that there is no-one better placed to navigate Rangers through them than lifelong bluenose Park.