DAVE KING hopes he can make an emotional return to Ibrox sooner rather than later if Rangers can end their long wait for silverware success this season.

The former Light Blues chairman announced this week that he will sell his major shareholding to Club 1872 as supporters are given the chance to have a real say in the future of their club.

The £13million deal is due to be completed over the next three years and will bring an end to King’s long financial involvement with his boyhood heroes.

But the South Africa-based businessman will still retain his affection for Rangers and he would love to return to Glasgow to celebrate this term as Steven Gerrard’s side bid for Premiership and cup glory in the coming months.

King said: “It would be very important to me to be at Ibrox when we win a league title, and I would even go as far as saying to win a trophy. The League Cup is a trophy from the club’s point of view.

“For me it would still be a culmination of the process I started. The fact I am not sitting on the board right now doesn’t give me the emotional distancing.

“I feel I am emotionally connected to what is going on and I know the people on the board at the moment, those I worked with, are going forward with the exact same policies and approaches as happened when I was chairman.”