Gourlay believes they will struggle commercially to break into the elite of football.
"With the players they have, they're certainly going to try to push into the top five," said Gourlay. "Commercially, it's not that easy. They're very much a Manchester-centric club.
"To break into the 'big world' and start developing your business in Asia and in the USA, you need to really start winning some trophies, and not just one Premier League."