A week is a long time in football if you are a manager or a player. That is the case if you are a director as well.

I said a few days ago that it was shaping up to be a really important spell for Rangers with the two matches with Aberdeen either side of the Annual General Meeting.

On Wednesday, we got a terrific win at Ibrox and on Thursday the board handled their time in front of shareholders well.

Now everyone is looking forward to going up to Pittodrie on Sunday and the possibility of a new manager arriving sooner rather than later.

At the end of the day, it is what happens on the park that defines the mood of the fans. Of course they are concerned about the financial situation, about the loans from directors and the shirt deals.

But their main concern is seeing a winning team on the park, and that is the way it should be. They got that on Wednesday night and that maybe helped the atmosphere going into the AGM the next morning.

Fans can change their opinions very quickly. After the first two games, there were some that wanted Graeme Murty to get the job. After the next two, they wanted him out before the Aberdeen fixture.

It is amazing what a win can do for morale around a club and amongst the supporters and we are going up to Pittodrie in high spirits tomorrow afternoon.

People were saying we could be 12 points behind Aberdeen this week, but now Rangers have a chance to be level with them. That is how quickly it can change.

The fans have been critical of the team, and rightly so, in recent weeks but the players found a bit of heart, a bit of fight and showed they can play a bit of football as well at Ibrox.

That gave everyone a lift going into the AGM and now everyone is looking forward to going up to Pittodrie and going into next week and hopefully the new manager arriving.

I have always felt that the board we have right now are the people to take Rangers forward and recent events haven’t changed my mind on that.

There will always be people that vent their frustration when things aren’t going how they would like and players, managers and directors can all come under fire from time to time. But, without this board, Rangers wouldn’t be where they are.

Dave King answered all the questions put to him from the shareholders and I think he answered them well. Some people might have thought it would be like First Minister’s Questions but it didn’t turn out that way and the board handled it well.

They have not been sitting on their hands and not looking for a manager and now it looks like we are not far away from appointing Pedro Caixinha’s successor. Hopefully next week we will see someone coming in.

Dave said Rangers are looking at candidates who are in work and that brings Derek McInnes right back into the picture. Even though he echoed the comments of Stewart Milne last week, I think if Rangers phone the Aberdeen chairman and are given permission to speak to Derek then he will be the next manager.

If he gets the chance, I think he would love to come back to Ibrox. I would make him favourite, with Alex McLeish up there as well.

The manager will be given a three-year contract and he will be expected to build season after season and bring success back to Rangers. This one has to be the right one and he has to be able to mount a challenge to Celtic.

Only time will tell how long that takes for Rangers. The one thing we can be sure of is that the supporters will be there every step of the way backing their club.

Dave said this week there was a danger that some supporters could drift away if we don’t see success coming back. But I don’t see it like that.

Five seasons ago, we were in the Third Division and playing in front of 50,000 crowds. The Rangers fans are magnificent and they will stand by their club.

It has been a really difficult time for them but they have been there through thick and thin and I don’t see them drifting away just because we are struggling on the park.

Rangers fans won’t desert their club. When you are born into Rangers, you stay there.

It would take an awful lot for you to walk away from Rangers Football Club and the supporters have been very, very loyal. That will always be the case.

Now, it is up to the board, the manager and the players to give them something to be encouraged about and bring success back to Ibrox.

If the team can repeat the performance from Wednesday night, there won’t be many spare seats this season. The fans enjoyed themselves and it has probably been the best atmosphere there for some time.

I have said on a few occasions that the players need to show a level of consistency and that win over Aberdeen has to be the benchmark for them going forward now.

We know it is a difficult task that Rangers face but we need everyone from the pitch to the boardroom pulling in the right direction for the good of the club as we look forward to another big week on and off the park.