'Joke' - Rangers fans react as club make reported approach for 56-year-old
By James Black
Rangers have approached former England manager Steve McClaren about replacing Pedro Caixinha as manager, according to a report, and fans on Twitter are not at all happy.
According to The Sun, the Ibrox giants want to speak with the 56-year-old with them being reluctant to pay a £750,000 compensation fee for Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes.
McClaren is currently working as a consultant for Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv after recently pulling out of the running to replace Ian Cathro as Hearts manager.
Rangers fans are distraught at the prospect of the former Newcastle, Wolfsburg, Twente and Derby boss.
Graeme Murty is in temporary charge of the Light Blues and has led the side to two wins from two games since Pedro Caixinha’s sacking.
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Fans think it would be a step backwards by the club who really need to progress before too long or risk seeing Celtic get perilously close to a record tenth consecutive title.
The Gers fans were quick to voice their opinions with one saying that if director of football Mark Allen believed McClaren was the right choice, then Rangers should appoint a new director of football.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
The thought of Steve McLaren being the next Rangers manager is giving me serious heart palps, way too much for a Monday morning
— Pedro (@GPED_) November 6, 2017
Steve McLaren: pic.twitter.com/IVDeO6xyMG
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) November 5, 2017
I thought Steve McLaren was a joke ????????
— LaudrupsHair (@LaudrupsHair) November 5, 2017
— Craig Smith (@csljm84) November 5, 2017
If the DoF at Rangers really thinks McClaren is the man, then we should get a new DoF.
— John DC Gow (@johndcgow) November 5, 2017
Would much rather Murty keep the job than have McCLaren as manager. He’s definitely not the man Rangers need
— Darren Raeburn (@darren_raeburn) November 6, 2017
If steve mclaren gets rangers job.???????? pic.twitter.com/rMPCUgbg8S
— Stevie Banks (@Banksy_86) November 5, 2017
McClaren was England manager from August 2006 until November 2007 and failed to qualify for Euro 2008 – England’s first failure to qualify for a major tournament since the 1994 World Cup.
McInnes remains the bookies’ favourite to take over at Ibrox and replace Caixinha.
The Aberdeen boss spent five years at Rangers as a player between 1995 and 2000 before leaving to join West Brom.