Nacho Novo has plans to join Rangers fans partying in Europe this season.
The former striker wants to head out to Villarreal and Austria to cheer on the team as he knows first hand just how big a difference it can make.
“I would like to go and support because I remember what I used to say as a player, I was like that, that’s amazing,” Nacho told Rangers News.
We are thinking about going to Villarreal and Austria. We’re Rangers fans through and through, so we’d like to go over, enjoy the travelling and to see Rangers win.”
Nacho a part of Rangers European history
Nacho has a huge place in Rangers European history. The striker scored the decisive spot kick in a nail-biting penalty shoot out against Fiorentina 10 years ago. It would be poetic if the striker could join the club a decade on to celebrate the club’s return.
He describes it as a massive moment for him both on and off the pitch.
“It was one of the best moments of my life,” Nacho told Rangers News.
I still watch it now, see the fans watching and crying. It is just one of the best feelings you can have as a player.”
Europe is huge for Rangers
Nacho also expressed delight at the club making the Europa League group stages this season and commended the work being done by Steven Gerrard in his backroom staff.
“It’s Massive. It’s just because it’s going to bring money to the club, but also for the fans. The fans are so happy,” he explains.
“Stevie G has made a big difference at the club. I went to see him a few weeks ago. You need to see the Training Centre, it’s totally changed, everything’s absolutely changed in a good way.
People are smiling again, so that’s what you want. Me as an ex-player and as a fan that’s what you want to see.”
Nacho Novo will be hoping the good feeling continues as he hits the continent with supporters for the match.
And if you can’t make it abroad, he urges everyone to come down to his pub NN10 in Glasgow to cheer on the Teddy Bears.
Rangers will face Villarreal, Spartak Moscow and Rapid Vienna in the tournament’s group stages. More on them here.