Ex-Premier League boss: I'm capable of managing Rangers
By Harvey Byrne
Former Premier League manager Alex Neil has told that he believes he would be capable of managing one of Rangers of Celtic.
The 35-year-old has recently had his contract terminated at Norwich after the Canaries struggled in the Championship this season.
However, after just four months in charge of the Norfolk-based club he was leading them to England’s top flight.
Norwich suffered a straight relegation back to the Championship in 2016, but Scotsman Neil was heavily linked with the Rangers job when Mark Warburton lost his position in March.
The former Hamilton has since confirmed those links to be “all speculation,” but he has also told that he has faith that he would be able to manage one of the Old Firm clubs.
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“Returning to Scotland would depend on what the job is. It would need to be something particularly good, although you can never rule anything out,” told Neil, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“If I’m still sitting down here in six months, a year’s time, without anything — which I hope is not the case — then my attitude could have to change.
“But in England there are so many varieties and options, you can spread your net wide. In Scotland, there are a limited number of clubs in the Premier League.
“I never had anything from Rangers. It was all speculation.
“But I reckon I could do an Old Firm job. I’ve no doubts.
“Not that I’m touting myself. But do I believe I’m capable of it? Of course.”
Rangers themselves hired Portuguese national Pedro Caixinha to take over from Warburton.
He has since led the Ibrox giants to three wins from seven matches in all competitions, but he himself took the blame for the humiliating 5-1 defeat against Celtic on Saturday afternoon.
Gers fans will now be hoping that will be the last of his mistakes as they look to close the gap on the Hoops in the near future.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has identified the three men to blame for the Gers’ wretched season.