Kevin Muscat might be back in Rangers’ managerial hunt

Kevin Muscat might be back in Rangers’ managerial hunt
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - MAY 01: Head coach Kevin Muscat of Yokohama F.Marinos instructs to Riku Yamane during the AFC Champions League Group H match between Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Yokohama F.Marinos at Thong Nhat Stadium on May 1, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Photo by Minh Hoang/Getty Images)

New reports on the grapevine suggest that while the Rangers board are very close to offering Philippe Clement a deal, Kevin Muscat remains very favourable for the job as well.

Despite the former Rangers player recently vowing to stay with Marinos to deliver them another title, it hasn’t stopped claims that the board are still very keen on the Australian, and it has come down to a choice between the two.

In truth, Rangers would be looking at two very good managers, with ex-boss Alex McLeish in the press saying we can’t actually go wrong with either of them.

Ibrox Noise are inclined to agree, although we are more convincingly sold on Clement than on Muscat – both are absolutely winners, and there are advantages to both.

Clement has obviously done it in the Champions League, as well as domestically in Belgium with two different clubs. He’s a born winner who knows how to succeed.

Muscat has done it in Japan and Australia, and although he took Angie’s winning formula both times, he still did it himself and clearly models himself a bit on the ex-Celtic boss.

Advantage Muscat has is he’s experienced Rangers, and knows the club and the expectations – the advantage Clement has is he’s done it in Europe at a higher level than Muscat as a manager.

So in all honesty, neither pick would be a bad choice.

It appears to come down to a very straight tussle between the two now, even though, as we said, Muscat had committed to Marinos.

We do expect this resolved this week.

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