Rangers fans react to news of reported Gary Rowett talks for manager job
By Danny Wright
Rangers fans on Twitter seem undecided about whether it is good news that Gary Rowett has held talks with the club.
The supporters seem completely split on deciding whether the 42-year-old is a good enough replacement for Mark Warburton at the Ibrox helm.
Sky Sports Scotland reported that the former Birmingham boss went into discussions with the Ibrox board this week in a view to him replacing Warburton as the club’s new manager.
Pedro Caixinha and former boss Alex McLeish have also been at the Glasgow club to hold talks about the vacant managerial job.
Waburton left the club in early February and Graeme Murty has been in caretaker charge of the last four matches.
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Rowett has enjoyed a good start to his fairly new managerial career after leading Burton Albion to two play-off finishes in League Two before taking charge at Birmingham.
He turned the West Midlands club from a relegation-threatened side to one that can challenge for the top six.
However, Rowett was controversially sacked by the St. Andrews chiefs in December while they were in an unexpected seventh place in the Championship.
Rangers fans have now taken to social media to discuss their thoughts on the report.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Rangers are looking for a cheap option ….rowett is a step back.
— Cameron Richardson (@72CRichardson) March 2, 2017
I'd be happy with either Monk or Rowett, not so keen on the idea of McLeish or McInnes tho #Rangers
— Scott (@UlsterScott) February 28, 2017
Out of all three i would prefer mcleish or rowett. Prefer a rangers man who KNOWS the club and knows what it means to be a ranger. https://t.co/DEYX9PKU7R
— Beth x (@Titch9x) March 1, 2017
If Rangers go for Gary Rowett thats it, game over, finished.
— Richard Geddes (@gedi1873) March 1, 2017
If Rowett was the man to take over then I would be delighted. He was my choice from the start & he knows how to structure a team.
— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) March 2, 2017
Agreed, he was always my choice when anyone asked who should replace Warburton with.
— John LOLlins (@BR3Staunch) March 2, 2017
Of all the names listed i hope Rowett gets the Rangers job
— Scott (@clonejack) March 2, 2017
Rangers won their first league game since January on Wednesday night when they beat St. Johnstone 3-2 in a heart-pounding affair.
Barrie McKay and Martyn Waghorn put the Light Blues two ahead, but the Ibrox visitors made a late comeback to level the scores which was aided by Rob Kiernan’s red card.
However Emerson Hyndman scored a stoppage time winner for the Gers who closed the gap on second-placed Aberdeen to six points.
In other Rangers news, Football Insider takes a look at the three worst players in Wednesday’s win over St. Johnstone.