Nils Koppen arrived at Ibrox with a bit of pedigree having played a huge part of identifying top talent at PSV Eindhoven.

However, it’s unlikely that he has felt the demands of this club before or a challenge with the levels of work required he now finds at Rangers.

Philippe Clement's playing squad requires a rebuild, there's the matter of a wage bill to get under control and a team to make consistently competitive and back to where it belongs - the top of Scottish football.

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An eye-watering wage bill should be getting a lot more return than three trophies in the last five years. The wage bill is carrying far too many who don’t contribute anywhere near enough.

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The best part of five million pounds has just walked out the door with the departure of the out-of-contract quintet, so there is some financial wiggle room immediately.

The challenge of getting ‘Bang for your buck’ is very much now on at Ibrox. Koppen, quite frankly, has to be almost faultless in the purchases he identifies. It’s a very big ask.

But gone are the days of carrying high earners who contribute very little. That's why Rangers are where they are, constantly falling at the final hurdle if not before.

Restructuring is required to make the wage bill reflective of our best and most influential players. We can’t allow five players to walk out the door every summer and get no return for it.

Watching John Lundstram, Borna Barisic, Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe head off into the sunset with zero financial return is not good business. Rangers also have another 11 going out of contract over the next few summers. It's incomprehensible the same outcome could happen yet again. Rangers' squad building needs fixing and a long-term strategy to stick to.

Upon his arrival, Koppen said: “I am delighted to be joining such a prestigious club like Rangers in what is a crucial role for the club’s forward strategy.”

A crucial role it most certainly is and we will now begin to see just what the strategy is. We may even be seeing glimpses already.

Mohammed Diomande, a 22-year-old Ivorian playing in Denmark, Jefte the 20-year-old Brazilian left-back playing in Cyprus and Oscar Cortes a 20-year-old Colombian playing in France, have all arrived.

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Different markets and different targets don’t guarantee any success but they do tell of a different strategy and outlook from Rangers. This is different to last summer, that's for sure.

Buy young, buy promising talent and look to enhance that talent by providing a base for said players to flourish. When these young players do flourish, the time to sell will be upon us. The much heralded ‘fourth tier’ of Rangers' strategy which has long required consistent wins must start working.

A transfer strategy is welcomed, a wage strategy is required and a contract rethink is a necessity.

Nils Koppen doesn’t half have his battles to seek - all that whilst he has to wheel and deal to make Rangers more attractive on and off the park.

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It’s not quite impossible, but it will require a complete overhaul of the vision at Rangers. We’ve talked a very good game for a long time, now it’s time to implement those changes.

He will need time, he will need various windows, he will need backing. In reality, Koppen and Clement have one summer to do more than one summer's work.

We aren’t a patient bunch and we have waited long enough. With that said if we see an overhaul and a rethink of strategy we will follow that promise.

Early signs of change are evident, what happens next is key. That's when we'll really see the potential of Koppen and Rangers' strategy.