But Stuart Urquhart is adamant he didn't think twice about giving up on his dreams of starring at Ibrox to join the crisis-hit club this summer.
The defender rejected a new deal from his boyhood heroes to join Steven Pressley's side as the English League One outfit fight for their survival amid a long-running saga.
Gers fans had high hopes for the 18-year-old after he became a regular for the Murray Park youth teams but it is in Sky Blue where Urquhart hopes to shine now.
"Obviously it was hard to leave because I am a Rangers fan and all my family are Rangers fans, but at the end of the day I moved for football reasons," he told SportTimes.
"Rangers offered me a contract, but I wasn't happy, I didn't enjoy my last three or four months there. I didn't feel I was getting anywhere.
"People were saying that if there was ever a time to be a young player at Rangers then last season was it, but I didn't get my chance last season.
"If I was ever going to get my chance, it would have been after I had played in the First Division. I obviously wasn't in the manager's plans.
"The youth team coaches told me that the first team weren't asking for me so I thought 'what is the point hanging about in a youth team when I could be down in England?'.
"I never actually spoke to Ally McCoist, it was the youth team guys that spoke to me. They said they saw me as a long-term prospect for the club, but they were only offering me a year contract. I had to find a new challenge."
While Rangers have completed the first stage of their recovery from financial meltdown, the journey is only just beginning for Coventry.
Pressley's side play their home fixtures at Northampton's Sixfields Stadium as the administration-hit club faces an uncertain future.
Urquhart said: "What is going on at the club didn't come into my mind when I signed.
"It was purely a football move. The off-field stuff isn't affecting the boys. We are playing really well and they are not taking any notice as to what is happening off the pitch.
"We are just happy to get on with it and do our jobs."
Urquhart is not the only Scot aiming to help Coventry out of their predicament, with former Rangers duo John Fleck and Andy Webster also on the Sky Blues books.
And the Scotland youth international is confident he can get his career back on track.
He said: "Everybody here knows how good Flecky is, he is different class.
"There is no doubt that if he keeps doing the business here he will go on to bigger and better things.
"It is good to have him here and the manager and Andy Webster have been great with me as well.
"Andy has been helping me with things in training and helping me develop. I look up to him and the manager so it is great to be able to learn from them every day.
"Hopefully I can impress the manager and get my chance."