DAVE KING says the new Rangers manager will get to pick how he spends his transfer budget.

The Gers Chairman told RangersTV that whoever fills the hotseat at Ibrox will be allowed to choose when and where their money goes on players.

With the January window fast approaching King insists money will be available from the off for whoever the new man in charge is.

Speaking to RangersTV King said: “The short-term answer would be yes but it is a decision he is going to have to make.

“The decision is whether he wants to work with what he has got for a while and go big in the summer or whether he thinks he might accelerate that and use some of it in January.

“That will be a combination of two things; one his personal assessment of what he thinks he has got in the squad.

“Secondly if he believes those who are available in January can add value long term or whether it is better to wait. The attitude is we will back him whether it is in January or in the summer.

“How we invested this summer won’t make us more cautious in terms of making funds available because we have to make funds available; if we don’t then we aren’t going to become number one in Scotland. That is a non-negotiable.

“Where we have to be a little bit more cautious is in that as much as we felt Pedro was the right person for the job and at this stage we are looking for more British and Scottish experience.

“We are more cautious in whom we are appointing but we are not going to be more cautious in supporting the manager with investment. We are going to back whoever we appoint, as we did with Pedro.”

King and his board heavily invested in a new look Gers squad over the short summer Pedro Caixinha had to build the squad he wanted but he insists they haven’t been burnt by that experience.

He continued: “It doesn’t diminish for January because our plan has always been to spend significantly in the summers and then to top up in January depending on where we are.

“That hasn’t changed, even if Pedro was in place I was aware he had two specific targets for this window.

“I guess it will take the new manager a couple of weeks to come in, assess the squad and see what he feels he needs and the level of rotation.

“I am not happy in retrospect in the sense that we spent in accordance with Pedro’s wishes and Pedro’s requirements.

“He felt very strongly that there were certain key positions that he wanted in place and certain key players.

“He was happy to spend quite a big bit of his budget on these players as well but that was based on how Pedro saw himself running the team for the next year and how he saw himself closing the gap against Celtic.

“Pedro is obviously not still here and then we have a squad which was chosen for a certain purpose that of course might not be what the incoming manager wants.

“It is an awkward time for everybody at the club because we have to wait until the new manager comes in and he looks at the squad and it may be that he likes some of what he sees but it also may be that he would like to do some rotations.”

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