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Since they became a phoenix club- Simon Jordan sets the record straight with Jim White

Simon Jordan dropped a difficult truth-bomb on Jim White live in TalkSPORT which went unchallenged by the Ibrox fan and radio presenter.

During discussions on the managerial vacancy at Ibrox the fact of two trophy wins in a decade is increasingly being brought up.

That covers a timeline that most bears are uncomfortable with but the consequences of a fairly level playing field has been brutal for those that enjoyed the first decade of Dave Murray’s reign and assumed that was the norm.

Murray’s final decade saw a more even distribution of trophies but even that has been unobtainable without highly generous overdraft terms from the Bank of Scotland or disguised remuneration schemes that the SFA turned a blind eye to.

Living within their means has resulted in fan anger chasing Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Micky Beale out of a job as unrealistic expectations are crushed by reality.

Despite spending too many mornings in the company of White, Jordan has a decent grasp of what went on in 2012 rather than the Continuity Lie that the former Sky Sports presenter likes to comfort himself with.

There was of course no relegation or demotion. Rangers went into liquidation with the owners and fans unable to raise the funds for a CVA. Charles Green formed a Tribute Act with Ally McCoist happy to go along with it as long as the wages were suitable.

While Hearts, Dunfermline, Dundee and others struck an agreement with creditors 276 were left high and dry at Ibrox including Her Majesty, Scottish Ambulance Service and local businesses from newsagents to taxi firms and a face-painter.

A weak board overwhelmed by fan expectations is a difficult proposition to sell to prospective managers.

Inheriting Beale’s transfer activities while knowing that van Bronckhorst was hounded out of a job six months after reaching a European final has reduced the field of candidates as White and others are about to discover over the coming weeks.

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