Graeme Souness admits that he rues the decision not to buy Rangers.
The former Liverpool and âGers star was part of a consortium, led by Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy, which was in the running to take over at Ibrox when Craig Whyte was forced to sell up.
However, Yorkshireman Charles Green was the man to take the reins at the Glasgow club with Souness admitting he may have missed the boat.
âYes, itâs a regret. Brian was only going to get involved if he felt it was the right deal for Rangers. In the end that turned out not to be the case,â Souness said.
âHe was asked to go out on a limb in a few areas and in the end he didnât think that was the right thing.
âCharles Green has taken that on and we all wish him the best.
âMy attitude was the club needs Rangers people running it. I would have done it for nothing. I felt we were going to do it for the right reasons.
âIt wasnât going to be overnight, just like it wonât be for Charles and Ally McCoist now. But weâd have got it back to where it should be.
âWhatâs happened is something I could never have imagined, but weâre there now and we just need to deal with it.
âAll we can do is keep our head down and accept the criticism and humour coming from the east end of the city.
âItâs the cards weâve been dealt. Now we have to roll our sleeves up and get on with it.â