King and co face massive battle over Murty replacement as Rangers farce hits 40 year low
Rangers descended back into chaos on Tuesday when they announced Graeme Murty had been relieved of his duties as first-team manager – and it will likely give Steven Gerrard serious cause to have doubts over if a move to Ibrox is wise.
According to an ESPN report, there is a four-year contract on the table for the Liverpool icon to take the reins at Ibrox but with the Gers going through more managers in the last four years than they had in the previous 40 years, every botched appointment makes the Light Blues a far less attractive option for managers.
With Jimmy Nicholl taking the reins for the final three games of the season, the Gers will now have had three different managers take charge of the side at some point in three of the last four seasons and that is the sort of stat that does not make for pleasant reading.
Gerrard will already be in for arguably the toughest fight of his career if he takes the job on in trying to wrestle the title away from Celtic – but the rate the Gers are going through managers is something that any possible candidate will also take stock of when weighing up their options.
For decades, it was a source of pride for Rangers that they traditionally stood by their manager and gave them time to get things right – but the current culture of sacking a manager and then incredibly also binning the caretaker is beyond a joke now.
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While few will argue a change was necessary in the dugout at Ibrox, questions need to start being asked of those making the appointments to begin with – and how they keep managing to get it so wildly wrong.