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Former Premier League Manager Keen To Manage Rangers: A Decent Choice?

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Prasoon Sur
Prasoon is a law student who lives in the North East of India. Wildly innovative, football is more than a passion for him.

Rangers are currently without a permanent manager after Pedro Caixinha was sacked back in October after a 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership fixture. Caixinha had taken the charge of the Glasgow-based club during the second half of the previous campaign after Mark Warburton made an exit from the Ibrox Stadium. However, owing to his appalling tactical nous and questionable productive of the Gers under his tutelage, his reign didn’t last long.

Graeme Murty is currently the interim manager of the club and he has done a decent job so far. Under his stewardship, the Light Blues managed to clinch four wins on the trot before losing 1-3 to St. Johnstone last weekend wherein a lot of loopholes had surfaced once again. To navigate the club in the right direction and to ensure that the club doesn’t wither further, signing a permanent manager holds paramount importance for Rangers and their search for the same has been going on for quite some time now.

Aberdeen’s gaffer, Derek McInnes, was heavily linked to a move to Rangers but McInnes turned down the offer as he is desirous to create a legacy with the Dons. One of the latest names to have emerged of late is that of Tony Pulis who is currently bereft of the job. Pulis was sacked by West Bromwich Albion last month after a string of poor results and the 4-0 loss at the hands of Chelsea eventually turned out to be the final nail in the coffin for him.

In one of his recent interviews, Pulis was found speaking very highly of Rangers and Scottish Premiership, which led to a lot of discussions amongst the football fraternity about his possible move to Rangers. It is perceived that he is interested to be the heir to Caixinha and the board is also keen to make him sign on the dotted line, although he is expected to demand a high salary for providing his managerial services.

The 59-year-old would unarguably be a wise choice for the Teddy Bears owing to the experience and expertise that he possesses under his belt. He has managed clubs like West Brom, Stoke City and Crystal Palace and has proved himself to be a decent manager time and again.

Celtic have Brendan Rodgers at the helm and it goes without saying that if Rangers are to challenge the Celts for domestic glories in the near future, a renowned manager like Pulis can really be of great help.

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