'On par with Rodgers' - Rangers fans discuss 54-yr-old as potential Murty replacement
Rangers fans were left furious with their side after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Kilmarnock with some wanting manager Graeme Murty replaced – but despite the work he has done at Killie, Steve Clarke isn’t the right man for some Gers fans.
Clarke has taken Killie from bottom in the league to a top-six spot after taking the reins at Rugby Park in October and is many people’s favourite to take over at Ibrox.
The 54-year-old has also been mentioned as a possible replacement for Brendan Rodgers if the Northern Irishman leaves Celtic in the summer.
Gers fans aren’t convinced Clarke is the right man for the Light Blues – with one saying “expectations are slipping” if Clarke is the calibre of target for the Ibrox giants.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Steve Clarke! Our expectations are slipping all the time. This is Rangers FC!
— Angeblue (@AngeBlue55) March 19, 2018
Steve Clarke isn't the long term answer by the way. West Brom are bigger than Kilmarnock, No pressure to succeed at Killie where as West Brom wanted to get top 10 under him.
— EssexBear (@Nath_RFC) March 18, 2018
No. We need a higher Calibre on par with Rodgers.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) March 17, 2018
— Andrew Pringle (@CamRobyn) March 18, 2018
We can’t just suggest every manager that wins at ibrox.
— sledgehammer (@sergiobamos) March 17, 2018
Rangers hiring Steve Clarke (having the best season in the league as manager no doubt about it) is the Michael O'Halloran recruitment strategy.
— Rupert DeBoer (@RupertDeBoer) March 18, 2018
Credit to Steve Clarke done a top job this year probably manager of the season but I just don't like the idea of him as Rangers manager not sure why
— Bradley ???????? (@BradleyRfc) March 18, 2018
Clarke has picked up two wins over the Gers – as well as a league win over Celtic – and has transformed the Ayrshire side’s fortunes since replacing Lee McCulloch.
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Murty took charge at Ibrox at the same time as Clarke was appointed in Ayrshire but his future beyond the end of the season is yet to be made clear by the Ibrox hierarchy.
The Light Blues have two weeks until their next game thanks to the international break and face Motherwell in their first game back on March 31st.