Grass isn’t greener as ex-Rangers man Ryan Kent looks to leave Turkey

Grass isn’t greener as ex-Rangers man Ryan Kent looks to leave Turkey
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 30: Ryan Kent of Rangers inspects the pitch prior to the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 30, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ryan Kent’s bizarre decision to switch Ibrox for Fenerbahce has unofficially gone sour after the winger found himself on the receiving end of yet more public criticism from manager İsmail Kartal and reportedly unfollowed all social media to do with the Turkish side.

The former Rangers man has very much found the grass isn’t greener on the other side, and despite getting a strong league and a big club in that league, hasn’t shone there at all, and his boss has slated him publicly:

“We prefer the players who will make the best contribution to the team. Ryan Kent is a disciplined and hard-working player. He must remain loyal to the task you give him. Everyone is working, everyone deserves to play. I say (to the players) that there is a match in four days, you will play in the first 11 or you will be in the squad there. They look and say, ‘The coach is trying to be fair.’ My biggest thing is that I am very clear. I explain the reason for this, and they understand.”

It seems Kartal is effectively saying Kent isn’t delivering on what he’s being asked to do – that he might be hard-working and disciplined but he’s not offering enough or what he was signed to do.

And from what we understand, he’s now unfollowed anything to do with the Turks and is hoping to get a move out of the club.

It’s very much echoes of Rangers’ ex-manager Michael Beale who unfollowed the club’s Instagram private group (which he himself set up) as well as putting up a QPR photo of himself instead of Rangers.

Sometimes a relationship just doesn’t work, and Kent clearly doesn’t fit at Fenerbahce, which we did find a bit of an odd choice of club to move to.

Not because they’re a small club or a small league, far from it, but because the culture change for Kent and the world of Turkish football is a completely different kettle of fish to anything he was used to.

And it looks like the former Rangers man is already looking for his next club.

Never seems to work out for anyone who leaves us, does it?

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