Graeme Murty picked the wrong Rangers team once again for the 5-0 mauling in the league title decider at Celtic Park and coming so soon after the 0-4 semi-final of the Scottish Cup debacle at Hampden Park a couple of weeks earlier – it was as sore as it was expected!
It was the last straw for the board and they relieved Graeme Murty of his job – or he resigned, depending on who you believe.
We now have a chance of finishing in 2nd or 3rd place with Kilmarnock, Aberdeen and Hibernian games coming along fast and a possible 9 points still to play for.
Being a top Rangers manager is for someone who is very special… and although the board are taking another huge gamble – this one has a decent chance of working!
Let’s hope that former Sky Sports pundit Richard Keys is spot on with his tweet saying;
“Congrats to Stevie G. Delighted. Too many of today’s x-pro’s duck the challenge. Top man.”
There is very little that Keys doesn’t know what’s going on with all his contacts in the football world.
37-year-old Stevie G’s first task will be to try and stop the Celtic juggernaut and let’s be honest, they haven’t faced any real competition for any of their title wins since Rangers’ relegation due to lack of money.
Graeme Murty was an inexperienced youth coach asked to take over as manager of our great club and now we have Stevie G – another inexperienced under 18’s youth coach getting the same opportunity. I sincerely hope with his undoubted talent, this one ends in success!
There are too many millionaire ex-players who turn their backs on management, preferring a life as a television pundit, so credit to Stevie for accepting one of the biggest jobs in football – by becoming the new boss of a giant club.
Nobody is saying that Stevie is definitely the right man for this enormous job, but it will be exciting to see what he can do, and he must be given time and money to turn Rangers around to becoming winners again.
His bravery has been commended by many, including us. Let’s hope it is rewarded.