Euro manager putting name in for Rangers job reeks of being about publicity
Former Ajax manager Marcel Keizer has thrown his name as a possible replacement for Rangers manager Graeme Murty in the summer – but is smacks of being a bit of a publicity move designed to get the Dutchman’s name in the press.
Keizer’s agent confirmed he would be open to having talks with the Light Blues if the decide to part ways in the summer, according to the Scottish Sun, but it would be a backwards move for the Gers.
The Dutchman lasted six months in charge of Ajax after a stint managing their second-string but other than his brief stint with the Amsterdam giants his CV is pretty uninspiring.
He was appointed Ajax boss last June after being promoted from the Jong Ajax side and appointed Dennis Bergkamp was appointed as his assistant.
By December, the pair were sacked following a shock cup defeat to FC Twente, although Ajax were sitting in second behind PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie.
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Stints with SC Cambuur and FC Emmen are hardly anything to shout from the rooftops about and have the Light Blues board booking the first flight to Glasgow for the 49-year-old.
Keizer may be genuine in his interest to take over from Murty but there’s little in his background that makes him seem like anything close to what Rangers need right now so his declaration of interest feels a bit off.
Maybe he will get the job and go on to be a fantastic Gers manager but the likelihood is he’s simply using the Gers’ profile to get his name back out there after getting over his sacking at Ajax.
In other Rangers news, this Ibrox legend revealed he was gutted at the news of David Bates agreeing to join Hamburg.