Kevin Muscat has emerged as the bookies’ favourite to take over from Michael Beale at Rangers as the Australian former Ibrox midfielder continued to impress in management at Yokohama F. Marinos.
The 50-year-old ex-Rangers man, albeit his Ibrox career wasn’t the longest with just 22 appearances under Dick Advocaat, has absolutely shone in management and already has won multiple league titles in two different countries (Japan and Australia) not to mention several other domestic honours in both.
Is he the right man to take over at Ibrox?
Some Rangers fans are eager for his winning ‘hard man’ mentality, where his approach on the pitch was utterly no-nonsense and very akin to the kind of winning tough approach that Rangers have probably lacked badly since the Grand Master Walter left.
Speaking in 2017 when he was first linked to the job following the exit of Mark Warburton, Muscat said:
Not a no, then.
He went on:
And since that interview, he’s gone from strength to strength and has absolutely soared in Oceania and Asia-based football, not unlike Celtic’s ex-boss.
The reality is Rangers need a winner – is that Muscat? Is he the right man to take Rangers where we need to be?