Rangers, being back in the top flight of Scottish football last season, were tipped to compete for the long-lost Premiership throne and put an end to Celtic’s dominance in all domestic competitions. Things, however, have not improved much this season either, particularly after a dreadful summer transfer window under Pedro Caixinha who faced a dismissal midway of the campaign following a series of dismal outcomes. Graeme Murty, the caretaker boss, was promoted after Caixinha’s egress but likely to be replaced at the end of the campaign as well.
Steve Clarke, the Kilmarnock gaffer, has been the latest name in the rumour mill to succeed Murty, but the former Chelsea and Liverpool assistant manager has dismissed the speculations quoting he is happy at Kilmarnock and wants to develop his team further banking on the improvement made this season at Rugby Park.
“One of the good things about going down south is you don’t get caught up in all the nonsense. The media like to say, especially when it comes to the Old Firm, you’re going to move here, there and everywhere. I’m happy at Kilmarnock, I’m happy with the job I’ve done so far and hopefully, we continue that.”
There have been plenty of other names linked to the prestigious job as well but these three, we believe, will be able to take the Light Blues ahead and attain glory in coming years.
Probably the best fit for the Rangers job right now as the former Cardiff City manager is currently appointed as the Performance Director of the Scottish Football Association but likely to accept the managerial role at Ibrox. The former Celtic centre-back guided the Bluebirds to the top tier of English football but a few controversies brought a halt to his coaching career ever since. The Scotsman, however, is now ready to start afresh and the Gers will be reignited under his guidance in order to lock horn with their great rivals once more and fight for the silverware.
The 46-year-old Scotsman is in charge of Aberdeen since 2013 and established the Dons as the second best club in Scotland after Celtic. Their supremacy still continued even after Rangers’ resurgence and McInnes, thus, has been repeatedly chased by the Gers’ management to take up the coaching role at Ibrox. He was the prime candidate to replace Caixinha following the latter’s dismissal but opted to stay at Aberdeen rejecting the Rangers offer. He is arguably the one who can make life difficult for Brendan Rodgers at Scottish football and the Light Blues must not give up on their ex-midfielder this early.
Frank de Boer
The high profile Dutchman led Ajax to conquer four consecutive Eredivisie titles but failed miserably with Inter Milan followed by a disastrous four-game spell at Crystal Palace. The Ajax and Barcelona legend had a brief spell with Rangers during his playing days and should be given a try as their new mentor considering his ability to groom young talents and work on a shoestring. de Boer is looking to redeem his managerial masterclass and a job at Ibrox might just be perfect in current circumstances.