The race for the managerial position at Rangers is heating up, with Philippe Clement and Kevin Muscat emerging as top contenders. Both candidates boast impressive resumes that make them suitable choices to helm one of Scotland’s most storied football clubs. The decision now rests on the shoulders of the board, who must ensure they select a leader capable of uniting all elements within the club.
Steven Davis’ recent call for unity resonated throughout Ibrox following their disappointing outing in Cyprus. This plea was not only directed towards his fellow players but also extended to the club’s passionate fanbase. The past few months have been challenging for everyone associated with Rangers, marked by internal strife and mounting pressure from supporters.
Last season saw Stewart Robertson and Ross Wilson bear the brunt of fans’ frustrations; this year it was Michael Beale’s turn. If things don’t improve soon, John Bennett, James Bisgrove, and other members of the board could be next in line to face criticism.
Kevin Muscat knows firsthand what it means to play for Rangers. His robust approach during his playing days earned him respect among peers and fans alike. Despite being labelled a hardman, those close to him know he was simply a committed professional who gave everything on the pitch.
Muscat has shown an ability to instill a winning mentality into his teams while maintaining a modern, progressive philosophy – traits evident during his stints at Yokohama and Melbourne Victory. Off-field intelligence coupled with unique insights into football strategy are qualities that make him stand out as a strong candidate alongside Clement.
Philippe Clement presents another compelling option thanks to his track record of success in Belgium where he won titles with Genk and Club Brugge. He also led Monaco to finish third in France, further underlining his credentials as a proven winner.
An additional advantage with appointing Clement would be avoiding any compensation fees, a welcome relief for the board after having to pay off Michael Beale and his staff.
While both candidates bring their unique strengths to the table, if forced to choose one over the other, Muscat would be my pick due to familiarity. However, regardless of who ultimately takes charge at Ibrox, they will have my full support as we look towards brighter days ahead.