Rangers are pleased to announce a new strategic and commercial partnership with the All India Football Federation today, the governing body of Indian football. The All India Football Federation is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Rangers FC. Rangers will provide a broad array of programmes supporting thousands of Indian coaches covering areas like talent identification, scouting, and analytics, whilst a team of coaches and members from the AIFF will be travelling to Glasgow to watch its coaching as well as facilities on offer at the club.
A group of AIFF coaches and members will travel to Glasgow and see the Rangers‘ training and facilities firsthand. Building upon the club’s existing partnership with the leading Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC, this new and exciting AIFF partnership will see Rangers continue growing their presence and commercial activities in India. Football is growing rapidly in India, and this partnership will provide both Rangers and the AIFF with a number of opportunities as we look to provide support to coaches and members.
The AIFF partnership and Ranger’s strong collaboration with Scottish soccer giants Bengaluru FC will bring renewed focus to our activities in India, an integral pillar of the club’s international strategy. Building upon the club’s existing partnership with leading Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC, this new and exciting partnership with AIFF will see Rangers continuing to grow the RANGERS presence and commercial activities in India. Scouting processes, identification of talents, and analytics, among others, are all part of our endeavours in moving forward together.
The Light Blues have restored to being a powerhouse on the European scene after a devastating first-round elimination to Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg in the 2017-18 edition of the competition. This year, this resulted in a visit to the Europa League final, following extended runs in the tournament under Steven Gerrard in prior seasons. Those exploits have put them in the pretty exclusive company in terms of coefficient points collected over the previous five years.
As per Swiss Football Data, Gers had amassed 17.075 points in the same era, almost as much as Barcelona, Manchester United, and Juventus. Bayern Munich is the league leader with 19.714 points. The top five are completed by Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Ajax. FC Salzburg, Red Star Belgrade, Real Madrid, and Chelsea are the teams that stand among them and Rangers in ninth place. In other news, former Rangers player Bruno Alves has announced his retirement from the sport. The Portuguese centre-back arrived at Ibrox in 2019 with a good reputation, but he struggled with injuries and was a disappointment.