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Rangers fans on social media have been giving their verdict on the news that former Ger Joey Barton has shockingly started his managerial career.

The 35-year-old, who had flopped at Ibrox last season and was eventually left the club after a dispute with then boss Mark Warburton, has been appointed manager of League One side Fleetwood Town and will start the job in June, in a move which was announced of their official Twitter page.

The move has generally been met with bemusement by fans, but one claimed that his ‘heart skipped a beat’ as he was worried that Barton had been appointed as Graeme Murty’s successor at Ibrox.

However, more than one fan wished the player ‘good luck’ with one going as far as to say that he would be a ‘great head coach’.

Here are some of the best reactions from Gers fans on Twitter to Barton’s appointment:

https://twitter.com/thenglishgiant/status/986620062068101125

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Barton’s time at Ibrox won’t go down as one of the highlights of his footballing career. He was signed with lots of hype, but put in a dreadful performance against Scott Brown in a 5-1 loss to Celtic in his first meaningful game for the Gers.

Not long after that came his ‘difference of opinion’ with Mark Warburton, and his inevitable departure from Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, Alan Stubbs has given his verdict on the problems at Ibrox

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