Philippe Clement announces January transfer overhaul at Rangers

Philippe Clement announces January transfer overhaul at Rangers
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 21: Rangers Manager Philippe Clement looks on during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Ibrox Stadium on October 21, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Philippe Clement has taken his second cryptic swipe at former manager Michael Beale by slaughtering the squad balance, following a disappointing draw at Pittodrie.

Speaking about the makeup of his group, Clement suggested there are areas distinctly lacking, and others overly heavily endowed, and these will all need to be improved.

Whether this can happen in January we’re not sure, because that is a difficult month entirely, but he said:

“In big parts, yes. Not in the finest details because these next 12 games will show me a lot. It’s dangerous after four weeks to make major conclusions. But in general, I know I have to get more balance in this squad. You see, in some positions I have a lot of players – maybe too much. And in other positions, I don’t have enough for a long series of games. Those are things I need to get the balance.”

Clement hoping that Rangers can do this in January, but as we say, it’s a tricky month to be productive transfer-wise in.

In some positions, basically attack, he has too many players, and clearly he doesn’t have enough defenders or central/defensive midfielders, not to mention wingers.

Rangers’ ex-boss Michael Beale absolutely messed this squad up badly, wrecking the balance, binning the wingers and neglecting the defence entirely.

He set the club back years with such abominable work, and now Clement has to restore the balance and get the right equilibrium into the club.

Can it happen over January? That’s a long shot.

He went on:

“We’re busy talking in the club about January and about next season. This is the period to do that. We’re busy recruiting for next season.”

Yes it is – but how much can materialise only time will tell. Can Rangers go into the second half of the season with a better-balanced squad.

We hope so!

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  1. Well when you canny beat the laydooners you know theres something amiss
    The big man is not happy and he WILL sort it

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