'Clowns', 'Shambolic' - Rangers fans react to announcement on manager search
By James Black
Rangers have released a statement confirming they are no further forward with the search for a replacement manager – and Gers fans on Twitter are furious.
The Gers board released an announcement on the club’s official website on Friday night telling fans they were still awaiting further applications from interested managers.
Pedro Caixinha was sacked over a fortnight ago – with Under-20’s boss Graeme Murty taking interim charge – and fans were expecting the club to have made some sort of progress in hiring a new boss with some crucial fixtures coming up for the Light Blues.
Fans were not happy with the statement – and were not shy in letting the club know – with one calling the club’s board “clowns”.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
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Hurry up and appoint a manager you clowns.
— Richy (@RJB__29) November 10, 2017
Basically , the statement is a non statement but we should expect another statement which might state a bit more than this statement in the next statement probably next weekend
— AlSuth (@Al_Suth) November 10, 2017
Why are Rangers FC relying on applicants? Joke
— Ricky Bobby (@HayWireGer) November 10, 2017
Issue a statement when you have something to tell us. Our media department is an absolute joke. Ryan Jack booed last night. And you say nothing. I'm sickened with our club hiding. We are the Rangers for God's sake.
— elspethsmith (@elspethsmith2) November 10, 2017
less time tweeting more time appointing
— Ali Miller (@AliMiller1992) November 10, 2017
The board’s PR is absolutely shambolic right now. So tone-deaf it’s troubling.
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) November 10, 2017
Seriously!! Just get McInness in and get it sorted ASAP…..
I simply don't trust you guys to appoint the right gaffer.
Fair play u got us our club back & sorted the retail deal however this kinda thing is outa your depth as a a board.
— CMc (@_Jose_________) November 10, 2017
Derek McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to take over from Caixinha but fans are worried that this latest delay could mean there is a problem with bringing McInnes back to Ibrox.
The Aberdeen manager has secured three consecutive Scottish Premiership second-place finishes at Pittodrie and led the Dons to their first trophy in 20 years when they won the Scottish League Cup in 2015.
A host of other names have been linked with the job including Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Michel Preud’homme, Alex McLeish and Frank de Boer.