Kenny Dalglish insists he was surprised to see that Rangers and Allan McGregor decided to part ways this summer.

The Ibrox club confirmed the legendary Ibrox stopper will be departing alongside Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent, Scott Arfield and Filip Helander.

Dalglish was not shocked to see the likes of Morelos and Kent leaving the club, but he felt veteran McGregor still had more to give.

In his Sunday Post column, he wrote: "As Celtic prepare for another Cup Final, Rangers bowed out of the 22/23 season. They have a massive period coming up with Champions League qualifiers on the horizon. They will be without Allan McGregor, Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos, Scott Arfield and Filip Helander.

"Ryan and Alfredo were always going to go as terms on a new deal couldn't be agreed for either of them. I thought it would have been worthwhile to keep Allan for another season but it remains to be seen if he is retiring or looking for a new club. The departure of that five will free up significant amounts of wages but they will need to spend that on new recruits if they want to replace them with similar quality."

Michael Beale insists fans will see a new Rangers side next season.

“Probably the last five or six weeks have been the busiest I’ve ever been,” said Beale. “I’m not shocked by anything in the job or demands.

“I was used to it here before but the added responsibility and added time off the pitch, managing other areas and doing recruitment, it’s been busy.

“I’m glad the end of season is here if I am honest. But we’re really in a good place. We’re waiting for one or two things to be signed off then we’ll start seeing a new Rangers team come together.

“Albeit, we’ve got over 90 points this season which, someone will tell me, but I don’t think we have done that too often in the last 15 or 20 years. When we have, we generally have won the league.”

There appeared to be more than a hint of sarcasm in Beale’s voice when he added: “Again, everything is broken at Rangers so I’m looking forward to mending it. That’s the perception, I’m not sure if that’s quite true.

“Celtic deserved to win the league this year, they were the outstanding team but our record was a strong one and I believe we’ll be adding to a very good team.”