Kenny Miller’s agent has made the massive claim that Rangers would have had a respectable end to the season had the former Gers striker been appointed first-team manager at Ibrox.
Miller, who has never managed before, had his most recent spell at Ibrox end in disgrace, after he and former captain Lee Wallace were suspended after a bust-up with then first-team boss Graeme Murty after a loss to Celtic.
Despite his lack of experience, Dave Baldwin thinks that the 38-year-old free agent would have done a good job as Gers boss.
“He’s shrewd tactically and has an easy way with players, especially younger ones” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“During his time at Rangers, he would spend time on the training pitch helping explain things to them.
“Kenny has the drive and the desire to be successful in whatever he does and I’m sure that if he’d been appointed Rangers’ manager for six months they could have had a better end to the season.”
The Gers finished last season in third place in the Scottish Premiership table, just losing out to Aberdeen on the runners’ up spot in the league on the final day of the season.
Football Insider verdict
These claims by Kenny Miller’s agent are quite intriguing, as his client has never managed a team before. Perhaps they are a ‘come and get me’ plea to clubs that are looking to appoint a player-manager type of role, as there is no indication that Miller is set to retire from playing. Would Miller have done a better job than Graeme Murty as the Gers boss? Who can say. He is obviously very opinionated, judging by his bust-up with Murty following the Scottish Cup loss to Celtic, and that might not have gone done well with his former team-mates. He has even less managerial experience than current Gers boss Steven Gerrard, who at least has managed youth teams before, which isn’t the case for Miller. He was never going to be handed the Gers job on a temporary basis, no matter how well or poor Murty done in the role, and it will be interesting to see how he fares when his managerial career begins in earnest.
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