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An American owner in Glasgow

May 3, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

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How’s that song go? What the world needs now is… another American owner?

Bill Miller is Ranger’ savior. The American businessman looks ready to take over the Glasgow team, a club that is struggling financially and was placed into administration in February.

He’s ready for the challenge. Or, at least, he’s saying the right things.

“What Rangers, which includes supporters, players, staff and anyone with the club at heart, have been put through, particularly in recent months, is a travesty and from what I can see they have been badly let down by a number of individuals,” the tow truck tycoon told reporters. “This will not happen on my watch should I become the custodian of this great club.”

The Blue Knights, the Rangers supporters groups who had been attempting to purchase the team, was surprised by the administrator’s decision to favor the American. If Miller does purchase the Scottish club, he’ll be the first man or woman from the United States to own Rangers or their rivals, Celtic.

While Rangers are now as “Americanized” as Roma, they do feature Alejandro Bedoya, Carlos Bocanegra, and Maurice Edu. In that light, it’s understandable why the supporters’ group would be concerned about the addition of an American owner. But anything is better than bankruptcy.

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