An open letter to the new manager of Rangers FC

An open letter to the new manager of Rangers FC
Rangers fans celebrate after the UEFA Europa League Semi-final, second leg football match between Rangers and RB Leipzig at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, on May 5, 2022. - Rangers won the game 3-1, and the tie 3-2 on aggregate. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Dear New Rangers Manager:

When you arrive at Rangers, you will know this is different to anything you have ever experienced before. Rangers have a long history of glory, and of pressure – you have to win yesterday, and our fans are deeply expectant of our managers and our players.

There are few to no clubs in the world under this kind of demand – where the supporters expect wins, cups, trophies and titles as a matter of fact, and the unique situation you find yourself in is that this club has been starved of its normal success for such a long time.

There are other giants of the world game in a bad position right now – Chelsea, Man Utd, Ajax – all fallen giants a mile off the pace from where they should be.

Rangers, however, are different still – older than any of these clubs, this unique institution became dominant in Scotland quickly, and won a staggering 18 titles under Sir William Struth. That is the standard we became accustomed to, and We Welcomed the Chase.

No other club in the world has the monopoly on domestic success that Rangers do, and no other club has lost that monopoly in the way we have.

We ask you, sincerely, to embrace that pressure, and thrive with it, cope with it, and excel for us. Because Rangers are second to none.

One thing we also ask, is that you rip up the Ibrox script of the past 10+ years, gut out the rot, and actually choose and select good players and good teams. Anything less just isn’t good enough. Only Walter could occasionally pick unpopular players/teams and still win. No one else is up to that standard, so don’t try.

But the fans really do know this club – we’re still here, and we know what is good for it. We want to see the best players, in the right positions. We want back to basics. We want a new captain. We do not want the same old rubbish and players just managed by a new name.

When we ‘trust’ a manager, invariably, most of the time it was badly misplaced, and it is now hard for us to trust anyone in that hotseat.

It is absolutely time to tear up everything from Ally, Warburton, Caixinha, Gerrard and Beale and start again – Gio was the only winner who actually knew what he was doing and we hope you get the support he did not.

We will back you, but we need something to believe in. Can you give us that?

Yours Sincerely, The Rangers Support.

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