Gattuso confirms interest in Ibrox job


As brought to you by on Friday, Rino Gattuso yesterday publicly confirmed his
interest in managing Rangers.
As a member of the Rangers
Legends Select in aid of Fernando Ricksen’s Benefit Match, Gattuso put every
inch the heart and soul into his performance at Ibrox as he did in his playing
days, and once again became, as if he was not already, an outright fans’
Asked by Sky Sports regarding his
interest in the potential vacancy in Govan, Gattuso (whose name on his custom
Rangers shirt was accidentally misspelled as ‘Gattusso’) had this to say:

“I would be interested in the vacancy. I
stopped playing two years ago. Now my job is to become a coach. That’s normal.
But at this time the road [to the Rangers job] is far away. We can speak but
the problem now is that there is not one chairman but five people in control of
the club. It’s difficult.”
If Gattuso has his finger on the
pulse this much regarding the real politics of Rangers, it suggests he is not
the worst candidate for the position. The man is interested, whether he has
actually submitted an application he has not confirmed as yet, but he is
clearly tempted, and his ability to understand a lot better than many
‘foreigners’ the convoluted mess at Ibrox is impressive.
In short terms, how can anyone
become new Rangers manager when there are so many chiefs and no Indians? If
Gattuso can point that out, it shows Rangers’ travails are more widely understood
than perhaps we truly grasped.
No denying his managerial career
thus far has been poor, but he is a very popular individual and his return to
Ibrox, while potentially met with understandable scepticism, would be a
gallery-pleasing appointment and might reinstall some more of that fragile
Rangers soul which so welcomingly made a tentative reappearance yesterday.