AFTER so much bickering and back-stabbing, I am sure Rangers fans will have welcomed the news that representatives of the club had met with Dave King this week
It is, in fact, probably the best thing they have heard in a long, long time.
So, well done to Gers chief executive Craig Mather for flying out to South Africa - a round trip of some 14 hours - to speak to him personally about investing.
Of course, the possibility of King putting more money into the Ibrox club has been touted for some time. He has admitted publicly in the past he is interested in doing so.
But Craig deserves praise for taking the initiative and going to the trouble of holding face-to-face talks with him. By all accounts, he will be appointed chairman if certain conditions, including getting full access to the books, are met.
King, the Glasgow-born and Castlemilk-raised businessman, has been lurking in the background throughout the whole sorry saga at his boyhood heroes.
It has been well documented that Dave has had problems with the tax man in South Africa. But that has been settled and he has paid out the £45million the courts decreed he owed.
He is now free to do what he likes when he likes. If he wanted to come on board, if the circumstances were agreeable to him, then he could do so.
I have said week in, week out in my SportTimes column that we need to see the club moving forward on and off the park.
If Dave was to put money in that would be a huge step in the right direction.
He would certainly, unlike others who have got involved in the past, be accepted by the fans. They know exactly where his allegiances lie.
Remember, this is the man who put £20m into the club. He received a blazer and tie, and nothing else, in return.
If he does get involved it will be for the long-term. He will not, as many others have in recent years, come on board in order to make a short-term gain.
Supporters know he is simply interested in seeing the club flourish. He is not concerned with lining his own pockets from his involvement with the club.
Dave is an astute businessman and has a genuine love of Gers. For me, he ticks both boxes you need to tick in order to come on board as a director.
It is no surprise to me that Ally McCoist has come out and welcomed the prospect of the Scot coming in.
I have no doubt that Dave King is not the only potential investor that Craig Mather has been in touch with either.
I am sure that in the coming weeks and months he will be speaking with interested parties down south, in London, and overseas, in the Middle East, about coming on board.
After the annual accounts were published financial experts warned, and financial director Brian Stockbridge has confirmed, that fresh funding will need to come into the club halfway throught next season.
There is certainly a lot of hard work to be done between now and next season. For me, the more people with business acumen who can get involved the better.
If they have something to contribute, on the financial or football side, then what is wrong with them taking up a place on the board?
There has been too much mudslinging going on. Now it has ended up in court with the requisitioners taking the club to court in order to have their proposed directors put up for election at the AGM.
I repeat, if somebody has business know-how or financial muscle, if they can help to drive Rangers forward, then what is wrong with them coming in?
Everybody has to remember the main objective of the club here - getting Gers back where they belong in the top flight and competing in Europe once again.
The fans are, at long last, seeing decent play on the park. Progress is being made on the football front. Now matters have to get sorted out upstairs.
If King was to get involved it would go a long way towards ensuring that happened.