Saturday, 2 December 2017

Incoming SPL trio - could new manager affect transfer policy?



With Rangers’ managerial saga still ongoing, certain outlets claim the board will make its first formal approach to any individual next week, with an attempt to prise Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes away from Pittodrie reportedly on the table.

Whether this holds much water remains to be seen, but the ex-Rangers midfielder has been the favourite from the word go, and while Alex McLeish leapfrogged him in the past week or so, the former St Johnstone manager is back to odds on again.

However, there is a slightly more concerning issue should McInnes take over.

It is a given that Aberdeen’s Kenny McLean will be coming to Ibrox next summer – the midfielder is 99% certain to sign a pre-contract in January, regardless of who Rangers’ manager turns out to be.

But there are another two SPL stars who have been long-linked with a switch to Govan, and if McInnes is appointed manager, will they still be targets?

Motherwell’s Louis Moult and Hearts’ Jamie Walker have been sterling this season for their respective sides, and were extended targets for previous manager Pedro Caixinha.

Few fans were against the idea of these two joining, even if certain doubts persist about Jamie Walker, and the squad depth they would bring was certainly welcome.

Furthermore, with Kenny Miller’s star fading dramatically as his age finally catches up on him, Louis Moult is seen by many as his natural successor.

But would McInnes want him? Or indeed Walker.

Rangers fans certainly do not want to see many more Aberdeen players than McLean join Ibrox, and even he is not exactly a universal favourite – his performance at Ibrox on Wednesday was not exactly stellar stuff (everyone is allowed an off day).

And the one thing managers frequently do is raid their ex teams for players – Rangers already have Ryan Jack, and the general consensus is McLean would be about enough.

But will Rangers’ interest in Walker and Moult reduce?

They would certainly help the rebuilding process and squad quality, and no matter who Rangers appoint new manager, these two would be assets rather than anything else.

But if it is McInnes, we have to hope he agrees.

13 comments:

  1. Louis Moult i would like to see,Walker im not too sure about !!!

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  2. This is not enough. We must get a genuine 25 goal forward to be able to challenge Celtic

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  3. Yes to all three. We need a stronger squad and those three, plus a right back and goalie and we'd be about sorted I reckon.

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  4. We don't need good spl level players, we need players that either are better or have the potential to be better than spl level.

    With good scouting of lower leagues across Europe we can find them.

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    1. Totally agree we should have a squad good enough to finish second the next phase is the 3 or 4 players through the spine of the team to take is to the next level ,moult could potentially be one of them ,

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  5. Sorry, but McInnes not big enough. Has had players better than us for a couple of years and couldn’t do the damage against that mob. Not sure about Walker and McLean but Moult is a good shout. Miller should be sent to the coaching side of things as he is always pointing on the field to where our players should be. He wastes more energy doing this than actually playing the fucking game! We are a big team so let’s match the big aspirations!

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    1. Look at how much money he has had though, and he has been consistently second, if we were to give him even 10 million transfer fee hed build a team that could challenge!

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    2. Look at how much money he has had though, and he has been consistently second, if we were to give him even 10 million transfer fee hed build a team that could challenge!

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  6. Did he not try and sign moult for Aberdeen

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  7. Yes, for 350,000 pounds offer. He is worth a lot more than that and that’s why Motherwell told McInnes to piss off.

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    1. Thought that could still be interested and as he knocked back contract extension he's free to talk to other clubs in January

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  8. I'd like to see Neil warnock as manager hugely experienced much better option than mcinnes and he is also a rangers fan.

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  9. regardless of who the next manager is...I Would like to see us sign

    Moult, McLean, Walker, Morgan and McGinn

    My Choice for Boss would be Tommy Wright!

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