Columnist Terry Butcher on the going of Gough.
He played right back with Graham Roberts and me at the centre of defence.
And when I broke my leg in 1990 he moved in alongside Graham and eventually became captain.
He was a strong-willed lad then and, if anything, appears to have beome even more strong-willed since.
I'm surprised at his decision because he is supremely fit and very influential at Ibrox.
But I do think he's made the right decision by leaving Scotland rather than playing at lower levels here.
No disrespect to Clyde and Clydebank but I genuinely do believe Charlie Nicholas and I both made a mistake with those moves.
Richard will head for a big pay day in Japan before deciding his long- term future.
I reckon that will be in South Africa. He loves the country and he loves the sun.
In fact it was a standing joke at Ibrox that he was always injured around Christmas and popped off to South Africa to recuperate !
The timing of his decision is also clever. What better incentive could his team mates have to make it the coveted nine-in-a-row in his last season as skipper?
Rangers have gone on a roller-coaster ride ever since the day Graeme Souness walked into Ibrox. And Richard has played a key part in it.