Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet’s odds to become Rangers manager have slashed overnight, with the Uruguayan now a stunning 16/1 to take office in Govan.
As previously covered by Ibrox Noise, the ex-Brighton manager is an extremely underrated coach, and with experience at the highest levels from his playing days, he has entered into the serious reckoning for new manager at Ibrox.
While the notion of ‘foreigner’ seems to now terrify fans (understandably) Poyet is a coach who has actually been a surprisingly safe pair of hands in management (League One winner, over 60% win rate in Greece), and has a slightly unfair reputation of damaged goods.
Having a look at his managerial competency and the figures are far from unimpressive and Rangers could certainly do worse.
His being a free agent always helps, and the reputed £800k to free Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes could well be a factor in the delay over securing him; hence acquiring a fairly inexpensive free agent with experience of British football at all levels might be viewed as a shrewd piece of business by the board.