Rangers 'in talks' over bus parade if they claim Europa League title

Glasgow City Council has confirmed it is in talks with the Ibrox club ahead of the showpiece event next week.

Rangers ‘in talks’ over bus parade with Glasgow City Council if they claim Europa League title in Seville SNS Group

Rangers have held talks with Glasgow City Council over the possibility of an open-top bus parade should the club win the Europa League.

A council spokesperson said there will be an “understandable desire” for Rangers to show off the trophy with fans.

The Ibrox club booked their place in the Europa League final at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium on May 18 after a thrilling 3-1 win against RB Leipzig.

Following the victory, it has been revealed that Rangers have held talks with council leaders and local authorities over the possibility of an open top bus parade in Glasgow – should the club win the competition.  

The council confirmed that it has been in touch with “relevant partners” over plans for a celebration in the city.

A spokesperson said: “If Rangers are successful in next week’s Europa League final there will be an understandable desire for the club to show off the trophy to their fans.

“We are currently in touch with all relevant partners on how such an event might be facilitated.”

Police chief superintendent Mark Sutherland, divisional commander for Greater Glasgow Division, said: “The Europa League final in Seville will be a historic occasion and getting there is a great achievement for Rangers Football Club and Scottish football. 

“A proportionate policing plan will be in place, and we will be working with a range of partners, including Rangers Football Club and Glasgow City Council, to ensure we do all we can to maintain public safety and reduce disruption to the wider community. 

“From the outset we hope that fans enjoy their day but ask that they take personal responsibility to behave appropriately and respect Glasgow, its open spaces and its communities.”

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