By James Black
Former Rangers hardman Kevin Muscat has admitted he isn’t surprised that Rangers are looking at Australia manager Ange Postecoglou to replace sacked boss Pedro Caixinha.
ESPN has reported that the Socceroos manager is interested in taking the vacant job at Ibrox and Muscat believes his background makes him an ideal candidate for the Gers.
Postecoglou took Australia to their first Asian Cup success in 2015, a year after managing the Socceroos at the World Cup in Brazil, and is on the brink of qualifying for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Muscat had a short time at Ibrox 15 years ago but can see what qualities Postecoglou can bring to his old club.
“I can see why Rangers are interested in Ange without a doubt,” Muscat said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“It’s like anything. If you’re analysing players, you don’t go and look back on the last game.
“You look at what Ange has done and the way he’s transformed the way a lot of coaches and players and us in football think over the last years.
“And you see what he’s done in terms of the way we play as a national team, and the genuine respect we get from football people abroad.”
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to take over from Pedro Caixinha after the Portuguese was sacked only 229 days into a three-and-a-half-year contract.
A host of other managers have been linked with the job, including Steve McClaren, Frank de Boer, Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Steve McClaren.
The Rangers board have taken their time to make an appointment after Caixinha’s short reign but Rangers fans will be hoping someone will be in charge before the Gers return to action following the international break when they take on Hamilton on November 18th.
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