So with Pedro Caixinha finally gone from Ibrox, attention turns to his replacement.
Actually, no it does not.
Attention must first of all turn to Rangers’ board who appointed this absolutely awful manager against the wishes of just about every Rangers fan, staff member and legend associated with the club.
Rangers’ board have now made two absolutely appalling managerial appointments, and on this occasion it has cost the club not only potentially millions in the pay off, but more valuably time.
Yet another eight months have been wasted, another transfer window has been ruined by another manager who did not know what he was letting himself in for, and the board members who appointed him must look in the mirror and ask themselves why they did it.
Why did they appoint Mr Below Average who was clearly out of his depth? A man with zero quality managerial pedigree behind him and who had not a clue about what managing a club the size of Rangers takes.
They have done the right thing now, but they refused to listen earlier this year and now the club, the fans and the season have cost us dear.
We know a number of the board did not approve this appointment – as we said before, it split the members down the middle and our information is it came to one deciding vote.
That is not good enough. We cannot appoint a manager the board does not unanimously agree on, and we certainly cannot appoint a manager with not an ounce of knowledge of the Scottish game.
Rangers board – this one is on you. You made this call in contrast to what we all wanted – and it has cost us yet more time.
This really is third strike. Personally there is a strong shout that the board members who chose Pedro should go now (we did suggest after Warburton that the next appointment was massive and board members’ futures rode on it), but if we are to be generous, VERY generous, this next appointment really is last chance saloon.
Appoint someone who knows Rangers, or the SPL, or preferably both. A signing the fans can trust. Someone we know. There are enough valid options.
We can salvage this season with the right choice. And if it is to be Kenny and Murty for now, so be it.
Good luck to the new managerial team, whoever it is – but it must be the right one.