Expert: Rangers have underrated 'world leader' behind the scenes with 'astonishing' CV
Rangers have a “world leader” in their ranks in the form of their head of academy physiotherapy Olivier Materne.
So says injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Rangers announced on 20 November that Materne was set to speak at the International Olympic Committee World Conference.
Materne, who delivered two talks at the event, has posted regular updates via Twitter from the conference in the last few days.
Dinnery claimed that Materne’s presence at the conference is a testament to his “astonishing CV” and the quality Rangers have behind the scenes.
“Throughout elite-level support now you have leaders of industry,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“Rangers are investing heavily on players and it doesn’t make any sense to cut any corners. You need to manage players well.
“Materne’s CV reads like a who’s-who of the world’s most renowned organisations. It’s astonishing.
“He’s got his PHD in sports medicine and probably has every qualification under the sun.
“The world of football is attracting these world leaders now and long may it continue, even though they may be a little underrated or underappreciated.
“How can you expect to win things if you haven’t got the best people behind the scenes?“
Rangers confirmed on 20 November that academy chief and former caretaker boss David Murty is set to leave his post.
The senior team meanwhile beat Livingston 3-1 today (28 November) and are top of the Scottish Premiership table.