John Lundstram has become yet the latest Rangers man following Antonio Colak, Leon Balogun and Philippe Clement himself to take a cryptic pot-shot at former manager Michael Beale, in what must be some of the strongest criticism of an ex-manager we’ve ever seen following the exit of a boss.
The midfielder, of course, was too polite to directly slur Beale, but could only talk about quite simply how much better Clement is in every department and how much the squad has benefited from his arrival.
The biggest dig here is the subtle smear of Beale’s braindead tactics, or lack thereof, by trying to dump wingers and go central, whereas of course the simple act of reintroducing width has made the team sparkle again.
He goes on:
It’s almost like Clement actually knows what he’s doing. As Lunny puts it, the guy knows when to be angry and when to be your best mate. Which all great managers need to be able to do.
Yes, yes you do. We don’t think any ex-boss actually had this since Walter, aside possibly Steven Gerrard and that’s just a piece of guesswork.
Lunny also mentions Clement’s ‘story’ which the Belgian has been pressing endlessly since he became manager:
It clearly is, and as Lunny says, only a few matches in and aside one poor display v Hearts, it’s been mighty successful thus far.
As we said when Antonio Colak criticised Beale, he wouldn’t be the last, and we’re seeing that transpire now. And more and more, the fallout continues.
What an appalling appointment that was.