A comprehensive ‘who’s who’ of eight candidates for the Rangers job


With the Rangers’ managerial position starting to look like it’s up for grabs, the names have equally started to come in thick and fast throwing their hats in the ring.

Ibrox Noise takes you a (fairly) comprehensive list of the main movers and shakers to (probably) take over from Graeme Murty in the summer.

Frank de Boer:

Definitely interested, and we know this, the Dutchman was linked last time there was a vacancy and confirmed if Rangers made an approach, he would be happy to listen to the proposal.

Alex Neil:

The current favourite, Neil was sensational with Hamilton and initially outstanding at Premier League Norwich, before the wheels came off a bit. Currently at Championship Preston but still has high stock in Scotland.

Robbie Neilson:

Has indirectly confirmed interest in the job, while trying to keep his cards close to his chest, the former Hearts manager is not a popular choice among fans but yours truly can see the potential with this one.

Marcel Keizer:

Like de Boer, another former Ajax manager and was actually impressive during his brief spell in charge of their senior side – his agent confirmed if Rangers made an approach, he would certainly be very interested.

Jack Ross:

St Mirren’s Ross has done a stunning job in Paisley, with few resources at his disposal. His Buddies top the table with room to spare, and he’s turned Lewis Morgan into the best player in the division. He has been mentioned more and more with regards a big promotion to Ibrox.

Glenn Hoddle:

No one can quite fathom how the former England international got mixed up in all this, but he seems to be gathering strong support with big money going on him. His management career is mixed at best and underwhelming at worst but he did manage an outstanding spell with his country which counts for a lot.

Steve Clarke:

Still being heavily mentioned, Clarke has worked absolute miracles at Kilmarnock and a lot of fans want him to take over this summer. It’s hard to see it happening such are his Celtic leanings and previous commitments to Killie, but he is a cut above in quality and arguably the best manager in the SPL right now.

Arsene Wenger:

Now that the Frenchman has confirmed he will no longer manage Arsenal after this season, you can guarantee there will be tenuous links with him making his way to Ibrox. After all, the clubs have had a decent relationship over the years and he might consider Rangers to be a fresh new challenge. Of course, clutching at straws with that one but crazier things have happened.

Expect more names to circulate.


  1. Based on that list it will be Jack Ross. Most of the others don't want it, while some are too expensive.

    Murty anyone???

    • Funny you say that but crazier shit has happened….King didn’t actually say naw in his statement… He didn’t say aye either… I need a drink 🍺

  2. The next Manager has to understand why he is taking this job…its simple either win the league or you're sacked. We cannot allow 10IAR !!!! So the appointment has to be correct and fully backed. For me Neil no thank you…De Boer would want lots of money for players …Jack Ross stands out as he is fully aware of what this job will take …His experience is slightly better than Murty and Warburton with Alloa and St Mirren…Look how Wenger began !!!!! One thing is for sure It's is a watershed moment for our great club …with no time for boycotts or lack of backing or lack of courage…WATP

    • Alex Neil has more experience than Jack Ross so you’re way of mark with that point…Ross for you on a personal level I understand that…

  3. You forgot Tranalli Gretaprontony, the board have offered him £2M per year and a transfer kitty of £200M guaranteed by Mr King J

  4. There would only be two off that list id Consider …Wenger & Ross

    The Rest would Be A Massive NO!

    #ForeverBlue 💙

  5. Your all deluded we need a manager who knows what it is to manage big egos who are only intrest is money. Ross is to inexperienced Neil has achieved nothing at least de boer has being involved with a large club as for the rest we don't stand a chance in hell if we are going to improve we need a strong personality who don't take prisoners in Sam allardyce. Neil warnock souness . Sean Dyce. Walter Smith we also need a team who respect each other and play as a winning team .

  6. One thing for sure Scottish knows his football and can put the manky mob to sleep Steve Clark Killie for me could be wrong

  7. Glenn Hoddle,WOULD BE THE BIG STATEMENT but will it happen share price goes up with glen.
    Frank de Boer another big statement if he wants the job he will get it.
    It has got to be one of them if we are going send the message out we are back and ready to play football winner takes all,Any one will do me

  8. De Boer or Neil for me Ross needs more than a couple good seasons before he can be considered no done enough yet for me.would go for bilic before the lot off them think that would make a huge statement

  9. Billc for me ….. won’t put up with any pish and would command respect. I for one wouldn’t fancy calling him a f@@@@ bawbag in front of tv cameras…..

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