History has shown us that Rangers don’t work well when in turmoil and while being bossed by someone out of their depth.
In early 2007, club stalwart Ian Durrant struggled when he was handed the managerial reigns after Paul Le Guen disappeared from the Govan hotseat.
The club went into decline in December 2014 when the then Gers board placed Ally McCoist on gardening leave and replaced him with his assistant boss Kenny McDowall.
Only Scooby-Doo seems to have more issues with caretakers than Rangers Football Club.
No matter the circumstances of Mark Warburton’s departure, the Rangers board have been too slow in reacting to the drama and bringing in a suitable replacement.
The promotion of Graeme Murty from Head of Youth Development to caretaker boss hasn’t worked.
Murty looks a decent fellow but he doesn’t look like a football manager. He fails to convince in the press conferences, he often looks like a rabbit caught in the headlights and his team have now lost two in a row against Dundee and then on Friday night against Scottish Premiership’s bottom side Inverness Caley Thistle.
Many of Gers squad resemble silly school kids who are acting up because they’ve got a substitute teacher running the class. They’ve defended poorly and not shown the hunger needed to succeed at Ibrox.
The board need to bring in a boss and do it now.
They might say that they’re taking their time to make the right decision and might want to hire a director of football before recruiting a new boss.
That’s all very well and good but in the meantime they’ve fallen nine points behind Aberdeen and the Dons look a very good bet in securing second spot in the Scottish Premiership come the end of the season.
I can’t understand why Rangers chairman Dave King and his fellow board members don’t call Alex McLeish and have the experienced coach takeover until the end of the season.
The former Gers gaffer knows the job inside out and could mount a challenge for second place and make a push for the Scottish Cup.
A stop gap appointment like that would then allow the board to make a full time appointment in the summer. They could then bring in a Director of Football first and have him take part in the search for a new boss.
It’s clear for everyone to see that the current circumstances are doing nothing but harm and Rangers need to start steadying the ship now. If they can build confidence between now and the end of the current campaign then that gives whoever the boss will be in the summer some positive foundations to build upon.
Continued chaos will just see fans turning on the board and the team. The players will also want out, while outsiders will look at the club and think it’s a just a circus and not one they want to join.
Posted on February 25th, 2017 by scott
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