'Push the boat out' - Rangers fans urge club to hire new name after Monday announcement
By James Black
Rangers fans on Twitter have thrown a new name into the hat for the vacant manager’s job at Ibrox – sacked West Ham boss Slaven Bilic.
Bilic was only dismissed by West Ham on Monday morning but Rangers fans are already suggesting he could be the man to take over from Pedro Caixinha.
It’s unlikely that the 49-year-old would be willing to immediately jump straight back into management but he has previously said he would “walk to Glasgow” to manager the Gers or their old Firm rivals Celtic.
“It’s not just football, it’s everything,” Bilic said in 2010, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It’s your life; If I had an invite from Celtic or Rangers to go for an interview I would walk to Glasgow.”
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Derek McInnes is the bookies favourite to take over from Caixinha at Rangers but some Rangers fans are hopeful the club decide to look further afield – with one saying he would “love” the former Croatia boss at Ibrox.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
I'd move to make Bilic the Rangers manager before I'd consider McClaren or McInnes. Taboo to hire recently sacked coaches but why not?
— Ryan Muldoon (@RyanJM17) November 6, 2017
Would love Bilic! Probs could not afford him but push the boat out Rangers!!
— BearsBear (@supercooper1872) November 6, 2017
Slavan Bilic, id have him at Rangers
— Bertjkcar Elbufalo (@bertybear73) November 6, 2017
Rangers should move for Bilic.
— Chris Millington (@ChrisMilIington) November 6, 2017
Would take Bilic at Rangers but there's 0% chance ae getting him
— Cammy (@Cammy1872_) November 6, 2017
Bilic to Rangers.
— Kevin Q Anderson (@KQAnderson) November 6, 2017
Okay Rangers send someone down to West Ham put Slaven Bilic in a Jet & bring him up to Ibrox #simples
— Kenny Brown (@kennybrown446) November 6, 2017
If the 54-times Scottish champions were to make a move for the 49-year-old, they may have some difficulties agreeing a financial package with Bilic.
The former West Ham boss was earning £60,000 per week at the London Stadium so the Gers would have to dig deep and offer a deal similar to that of Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to attract Bilic north.
In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.