Glasgow Rangers, one of the top teams of the world, with a glorious history, returns to the Scottish Premier League. The adventure that lasted four years, after relegation to the fourth division due to serious economic problems, has ended. Now fans will be able to enjoy it again in the large lounges.
Rangers, celebrated the rise of the Premier League after winning 1-0 on Dumbarton, which secured the first position and the anode. Scorer of the only goal was James Henry Tavernier 50 ´who scored the 13th goal of the year.
With 1-0 on the Dumbarton and scorer in Tavernier, the Rangers secured the ascent to the Premier League and will try to be at the top again.
The “Protestants” So having won 54 Championships, 33 Cups, 27 League Cups and one UEFA Cup, which is a world record in August 2016 will be again in the premier class. The long journey of rebirth after the failure, received a good ending. It certainly was a long journey, as the Rangers who in 2012 had been relegated to the 4th class went through a thousand waves. Eventually it was time to return something that pleased me very much to the fans.
Ally McCoist took over from Walter Smith in June 2011 but season 2011- 12 started with Rangers eliminated from two European competitions before the end of August: Losing to Swedish side Malmo in the Champions League third round qualifying match, and to Slovenian side Maribor in a Europe League qualifying match.
While good league form saw Rangers in top spot after being unbeaten for the first 15 games, they were knocked out of the League Cup by Falkirk and the Scotttish Cup by Dundee Utd at Ibrox Park. Rangers was placed into administration on 14 February 2012 resulting in the club being deducted 10 points as per SPL rules. Though Rangers avoided having Celtic win the championship at Ibrox on 25 March by winning the game 3–2, Rangers ultimately finished 20 points behind Celtic in second place. A failure to reach agreement with creditors on 14 June 2012 led to The Rangers Football Club Plc (since renamed RFC 2012 Plc) entering the process of liquidation.
After the CVA proposal was rejected, the Administrators completed a going concern sale of the business and assets to a new company Sevco Scotland Ltd, later renamed The Rangers Football Club Ltd. When the reformed Ibrox club failed to secure the transfer of Rangers´ place in the Scottish Premier League, Rangers were accepted into the Scottish Football League and placed in the lowest division, the Third, rather than the First Division as the SPL and SFA had sought. The transfer of Rangers´ SFA membership was agreed by the SFA upon acceptance of a number of conditions, including a one-year transfer ban, in time for the club to begin the 2012- 13 season.
With most key first team players having refused to transfer to the new company, a very different Rangers team lined up for the first league match in Third Division. Despite this, Rangers secured a comfortable 5–1 victory over East Stirlingshire in front of a crowd of 49,118, a world record for a football match in a fourth tier league.
Away from home, Rangers started their league campaign with three successive draws before losing 1–0 to Stirling Albion, at the time the bottom club. Rangers were defeated in the third round of the Scottish Challenge Cup by Queen of the South at Ibrox, in the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle and in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup by Dundee United. Rangers beat their own new record against Queens Park with an attendance of 49,463 and again against Stirling Albion with an attendance of 49,913. Rangers clinched the Third Division title on 30 March after a goalless draw at Montrose.
Apart from being defeated 2–1 by Forfar in the first round of the League Cup on 3 August,season 2013- 14 got off to an excellent start with Rangers winning maximum league points in their first 15 games in League One, before being held to a draw at home by Stranraer on Boxing Day 2013. Rangers secured the League One title and promotion to Scottish football ‘s second tier on 12 March 2014 and went on to end the season unbeaten in league football. Rangers also reached the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup, in which they lost to Raith Rovers and the semi-final of the Scottish Cup, in which they lost 3–1 at Ibrox to Dundee United.
Playing in the Scottish Championship in season 2014-1 5 provided Rangers with a more difficult challenge, with the club losing home and away to both Hibernian and Hearts and also losing away to Queen of the South in the first half of the season. Rangers also failed to beat Alloa either home or away in the league before losing 3–2 to Alloa in the semi-final of the Scottish Challenge Cup. Amid mounting criticism, McCoist submitted his resignation intending to honour his 12 months notice period but was placed on gardening leave and replaced by Kenny McDowall on a caretaker basis for the rest of the season.
McDowall remained in charge for just three months before resigning in March 2015. During his time in charge, Rangers won just three matches, drawing three others and losing four. Rangers then named as manager former player Stuart McCall, their third manager of the season, for what remained of the season. Under McCall, Rangers finished third in the league and then reached the Premiership play-off final, which they lost 6–1 on aggregate to Motherwell. In June it was announced that Mark Warburton had been appointed manager on a three-year deal.