Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Are these three men Rangers' worst-ever managers?

 Article by: Richard Fillingham

In my honest opinion, Ally McCoist, Paul Le Guen and Mark Warburton are the three biggest failures that Rangers have ever had in management. If I have missed anyone as inept as those, please correct me.

Ally McCoist failed miserably to take us from the Championship into the SPL because, he signed too many poor players that couldn’t beat average teams – does it sound familiar to Warburton?

He was reputed to earn £860,000 a season by the old board for winning Scottish football’s two lowest divisions – an absolute disgrace! He also took the team to Trump Turnberry on the Friday night on their way to play Stranraer on a Saturday – at what cost to Rangers who were short of money? Idiotic!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Murty remains as Rangers step up hunt for new duo

Graeme Murty is to remain in charge of Rangers at least until the weekend, according to Sky Sources.

The U20s coach has been thrust into the spotlight since the trio’s departure, and has overseen two senior matches since Rangers began the search for a permanent replacement, but with the latest reports suggesting there is no rush to find a new man, his position will remain for the time being.

Sky Sources: "no contact with this 58 year old for manager vacancy"

Sky Sources have today confirmed Rangers have made no contact whatsoever with former manager Alex McLeish regarding the vacancy at Ibrox.

With interviews reported as taking place this week, there is said to have been zero interest in appointing the ex-Aberdeen, Hibs, and Rangers man who confirmed on Sky Sports last weekend week that he was interested in the job and it would be too hard to turn down.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Poll: Is a Director of Football the right path for Rangers?

With Managing Director Stewart Robertson confirming last week that Rangers were seeking the services of a Director of Football, it marks the return of an idea chairman Dave King previously wanted to implement but then dropped once he and his colleagues were elected onto the board.

King suggested the idea of a patriarch manager in the form of a Walter Smith or Dick Advocaat no longer worked, and his model was for a coach overseen by a Director of Football, but not long after the vote in 2015 King confirmed the DoF and coach idea was off the table for now, with a traditional manager being sought.

Claudio Caniggia, anyone?

Remember Claudio Caniggia? It is a fair bet a great number of readers might not even know that name, or may only vaguely recall the era in which he played. As older Bears definitely will know, he was part of the last time Dundee beat Rangers, scoring in a 0-2 win at Ibrox in 2001, before he himself became a Rangers player not long after.

Rangers were in a bad way back then, with poor form blighting the end of Dick Advocaat’s reign as players like Craig Moore, Stefan Klos, Barry Ferguson and Tore Andre Flo struggled to cope with a resurgent Celtic under Martin O’Neill.

Oh what we would give for those kinds of problems today.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

How Harry Forrester's miss put Graeme Murty on his head

After yet another atrocious 90 minutes of Rangers' appalling season, interim manager Graeme Murty was quick to hop on his head in frustration as late substitute Harry Forrester made a pig's ear of a chance to peg the match back to 2-2.

The usual rubbish on the pitch from the Ibrox XI led to another underwhelming display, with the first half seeing Murty's men completely outplayed in every department, but it was not till later on that Murty went hopping mad as Forrester blazed over from two yards out.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Vote: Murty till the end of the season?

As time goes on, with every passing day that either Rangers do not make announcements regarding a new manager or the press adds a new name to the growing list, it starts to emerge slowly that the board are very seriously considering the possibility of leaving the first team in the hands of U20s coach Graeme Murty till the end of the season.

With no one outstanding candidate emerging within Rangers’ price range, the predictable selection of contenders has yielded few truly universally accepted names, with the Alex McLeishes, Tommy Wrights, Derek McInneses and Kevin Muscats dividing Rangers fans significantly.