Philippe Clement remains favourite for the Rangers job, but the Belgian manager is considering Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia as well.
The 49-year-old, currently a free agent having left Monaco in the summer, is weighing up his next move, and his decision is fundamentally down to either managing a top side down on their luck, in Rangers, or a cash-rich Saudi side in Al-Shabab.
In short, it’s down to football versus money, really, albeit of course the Saudi league is growing at an exponential rate with tonnes of superstars now out there – it’s being considered a bit of a threat to European football if it continues to grow.
Direct from Belgium:
In Rangers’ massive favour, Clement rejected Saudi once already this year, and whether that was the wrong club wrong time we don’t know, but he said no to the money already.
Which suggests he’s interested in ‘serious’ European football and taking charge of a proper football team in a proper league.
The Dessers and Raskin connection may also attract him.
We’ll see how this one unfolds.