Rangers fans blame the players and not Philippe Clement

Rangers fans blame the players and not Philippe Clement
DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers manager Philippe Clement is seen with the SPL's match delegate prior to the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Dundee FC and Rangers FC at Dens Park Stadium on April 17, 2024 in Dundee, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We’ll be honest, we don’t know why fans are still backing Philippe Clement to turn Rangers around.

He’s proven historically he can’t cope with pressure, he’s proven in the past 6+ weeks he’s unfit to be Rangers manager with his comments, conduct and tactical ineptitude, and he’s shown no willing to change any of it, particular the starting XI.

Given money at Monaco and a fresh slate, he crumpled at the same point of the season, the final 10 matches or so, and he choked badly.

Philippe Clement got lucky in the League Cup – he didn’t face Celtic and he wouldn’t have beaten them if he had (he’s since proven that), and now he’s given us the worst run of results since 2019 – first time since under Steven Gerrard that we’ve not won an SPL match in three attempts.

He got lucky with new manager bounce, something every manager gets, and that’s fair enough, but that his record now lags behind predecessor Michael Beale says everything.

But the fans always back the manager – it’s just the way it is.

They always blame the players, call them workshy freeloaders and say it’s all their fault.

But if you put round pegs in square holes, and refuse to change them, repeatedly set them up to fail, what blame can we completely put on the squad here?

They have their part to play, yes, but many of these players are truly good players.

Cantwell, a former £40M playmaker reduced to a showboater nothing. Cortes, a brilliantly promising young winger reduced to an injury case. Lundstram, a £15M midfielder reduced to a carthorse.

Even Jack Butland, who we all know is a top, top stopper, has looked incredibly shaky the past month, and hasn’t been at the races in the same way as before.

Sterling? Let’s waste the best midfielder we have by putting him out of position.

We just gonna blame the players and not offer an ounce of criticism to the manager?

The poll we ran was 95% backing of the boss – and we agree to an extent, why keep changing the boss, the problems are deep rooted. And they are.

But the problems are also in manager selection – we just keep appointing men who can’t cope with pressure.

Only one could, Giovanni, he proved it at Feyenoord, and he was appallingly treated by Rangers.

The rest were either rookies, rookies, or champions in countries where the demand is way lower than Rangers. No one is going to tell us Belgium is as pressured as Rangers.

Clement failed at Monaco, and he’s going the same route at Rangers.

Nothing has changed from Michael Beale, we’re in the same boat we were when we fired him.

But hey, just our opinion.

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