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As Walter Smith steps down as the teams manager he's calling on new owner Craig Whyte to make sure he puts money into the club.
This season Smith led Rangers to a third successive SPL title, a 5-1 win at Kilmarnock yesterday seeing his side beat Celtic to the trophy by a point.
And Smith then instructed Whyte to entrust new boss Ally McCoist with funds to strengthen the squad.
Smith said: "Unless there is a significant investment then the team will stagnate. They just can't continue to do what they have been doing at the present moment.
That is regardless of if I was the manager or anybody. Next season will be a problem.
Hopefully, that will be looked at by the owners. But I don't think the new owner would have bought the club unless they were happy to put money into the team.
The team needs a boost. He would be blind if he didn't realise that."
Smith has been operating with a smaller squad and tighter budget than during his first spell as boss at Ibrox, during Rangers' run of nine straight SPL titles.
However, last summer he spent £4million on Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic - a player who missed much of the season through injury but has provided a ``different dimension''.
Smith added: "I don't think Jelavic will leave this summer.
I don't think it would be the brightest thing for the new owner to sell one of our best players - especially when everyone expects him to spend money.
He just gives us something different up front - something we've never really had before.
Kris Boyd could score, Kenny Miller could run through defences and, in the later stages of his time at Rangers, he was scoring a lot of goals as well, but Jelavic gives us a mix of everything. He can run through, he can link up, he can score and it has brought a different dimension to the team."