Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to offer a mixed reaction after it was reported that Tony Pulis was interested in becoming the permanent manager at the Glasgow club.
After weeks of little development, the Mirror claimed that Pulis, 59, is gaining support from the Ibrox boardroom to be the permanent successor to Pedro Caixinha, but it is understood that the former West Brom manager wants to take time off at Christmas before considering a return to management.
Pulis was sacked by the Baggies in November after a dreadful start to the Premier League season.
However his ability to get the most out of teams with limited resources, as proven at Stoke and Crystal Palace, is something that has got Rangers fans wondering about whether he would be the ideal man for the job at Ibrox.
One supporter claimed that it would be “worth the wait” if Pulis was eventually appointed.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
In a perfect world, it would have been Gio or FDB. Theyd have been here already if it was going to be them. I’d take Pulis over DM all day long. Pulis has been saying how big a club Rangers are, doesnt want a job till after Xmas, Rangers said January for next manager. Who knows.
— 🇬🇧Stuart🏴 (@WATP_Stu_WATP) December 18, 2017
In true Tony Pulis style, if appointed, he would set Rangers up to be a large and physical team again who win ugly – something that wasn't in Warburton and Caixinha's style, so we spent two years being naive and bullied off the ball easily.
So I would be really up for that.
— Greegsy's Gloves (@Gers89_) December 18, 2017
I see we're linked with Tony Pulis. Surely we haven't forgotten our standards so much we think a guy who signed James McClean is worthy of the Rangers manager's job?
— 🇬🇧 Stevie 🇬🇧 (@ToryglenRangers) December 18, 2017
He certainly does. The large percentage of his teams goals are from set pieces. I don't know how long the fans would tolerate it. Rangers most effective players are their full backs. He plays centre backs at fb. If we were going for pulis is rather mcleish back.
— . (@Beesh24240265) December 17, 2017
Pulis? Canny have the next Rangers manager wearing a cap in the dugout. Suit and club tie are also mandatory.
— Thommo (@nkthoms) December 17, 2017
I don’t think Tony Pulis is the next manager of @RangersFC but turning our noses up at a guy who has managed in EPL for over 10 years is a wee bit odd for me.
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) December 17, 2017
Pulis has plenty of experience to his name but doesn’t have anything on his CV to suggest that he would be able to win major honours at Ibrox and prevent Celtic from winning the Scottish Premiership title year after year.
Rangers have been on their knees for years and Pulis’ specialty is taking on jobs at teams that are down in the dumps and facing relegation.
In other Rangers news, Jim Duffy has urged the Gers to appoint this 59-year-old as soon as possible.