Stewart Robertson arrived at Rangers in April 2015 after former manager Paul Murray initially called him looking for a reference for Stuart McCall, who would soon be named caretaker boss of the beleaguered club.
Robertson had been a director at Motherwell for over a decade but, with the new Ibrox board looking for help to get through the transition period after their takeover, he was asked to join a firm of three month board. Rangers were in disarray and lost this season’s Championship play-off final 6-1 on aggregate to his former club, sending them off to another year in the second tier.
It was a dark time to settle in Govan, to say the least, but things there are very different now. Robertson is just six months away from his seventh birthday as chief executive and last season brought the club their historic 55th Scottish title.
It was a milestone and this year has already delivered another, with the sale of Nathan Patterson marking Rangers’ first multi-million pound outgoing transfer in a decade. Robertson admits investors have spent around £100million restoring the club over the past six-and-a-half years (more money than they expected), but he considers selling Patterson to the Premier League Everton as justification that Rangers have built a team of players. which is now taken into account throughout Europe.