You'll not go far wrong if you go with the Far East; As Singapore tycoon Bill Ng eyes Gers, Cardiff boss Malky tells the Ibrox side...
GERS IN ADMIN: THE ASIAN OPTION CARDIFF owner Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun flew for 13 hours across the world to watch Malky Mackay's City side draw 1-1 with Watford on Easter Monday.
The Malaysian businessman then had a cup of tea and a chat with his Scottish boss and got back on the plane for the 13-hour trip back to the Far East.
And as far as Mackay's experience goes, that's the kind of commitment Rangers can expect if Singaporean bidder Bill Ng achieves his ambition of succeeding Craig Whyte at Ibrox.
Ng has gone to Malaysia for talks with the Berjaya Group, Cardiff's owners, on how to run a European club.
His next plan would be to meet Ibrox boss Ally McCoist as soon as possible for talks about the club he saw for the first time on television as a kid when Rangers won the European Cup Winners' Cup in Barcelona in 1972.
And the man who claims to have been a Rangers fan since that win over Dynamo Moscow will be one of three bidders who'll have their credentials scrutinised with a fine tooth comb by the club's administrators today.
If Mackay's experience is anything to go by, Duff and Phelps will be astonished by the attention to detail and level of ambition shown by the man who says he wants to put Rangers back on the map as a domestic and European force.
QUESTIONS Mackay said: "Transparency is the first thing you get from a Far East connection. I had my second interview for the job at Cardiff with Mr Yioun and he set me at ease with his manner.
"He was no different from any other person I'd come across in that situation, and if you have a clear idea of what you want to do there's nothing to fear.
"Our owners are open and honest in everything they do. They're also very knowledgeable about football without ever showing the slightest inclination to interfere in team matters.
"I'll tell the owner who's playing for us as a courtesy and he might ask me questions about fitness and so on, but he'd never query team selection.
"If he's not coming over to see a game then we'll talk on the telephone once a week about club affairs and I'll also be asked to make a periodic trip to Kuala Lumpur for a face-to-face conversation over dinner."
Ng, a director of a private equity firm, has pounds 40million in the bank and wants to devote half of that to gaining control of Rangers.
The Ibrox fans will wonder what financial benefits can be derived from a commercial tie-up with a huge overseas market.
But from where Mackay is standing, the benefits go way beyond just hard cash.
He said: "Our tie-up isn't just about trying to sell Cardiff City jerseys in Malaysia. It isn't even about football alone.
"We're looking after young children's education as well as heightening awareness of the club.
"Cardiff City is a small part of the owner's overall business empire and I have to work within a normal-sized budget as manager."
It's certainly not as if Mr Chee Yioun needs to earn extra money from replica shirt sales.
He has personal wealth estimated at pounds 800m and a business portfolio which includes property, a social network site and shares in Facebook.
At the same time, he takes his football so seriously there are now two Cardiff City coaches, Kevin Cooper and Matt Holland, who've gone to live in Kuala Lumpur on a permanent basis as part of a football education programme.
Mackay said: "The aim is to link up with the local community. And it gives the Cardiff brand massive exposure.
"Paying attention to the grassroots could have positive implications for us as well as being a revenue driver.
"At home we've got a Welsh board of directors who look after the club on a day-to-day basis and when I go over there the people in Malaysia kill you with kindness.
"Modern-day football is very much a global business and overseas investment is something that brings another dimension to a club.
"The days when clubs were run by local businessmen have gone.
GROWING "Our owner was educated at Warwick University in England and speaks perfect English. His son played football in Australia as well as the Far East and the owner really knows his football."
Mackay's focus is firmly on achieving his goal of gaining promotion to the Premier League with City this term and he wouldn't presume to pass any comment on Rangers and what they should do with regard to the takeover.
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