It wouldn’t be that much of a shock if Rangers were once again looking for a permanent manager in the summer as Graeme Murty’s results have took a downturn in the last few weeks.
If the Ibrox side are on the lookout for a new man at the helm, there’s no doubt that Alan Pardew will be one of the names mentioned for the job as he has been sacked by West Brom and the Daily Mail reported last year that he was in contact with the Glasgow giants after Pedro Caixinha was sacked.
The board at Ibrox can’t even think about approaching the Englishman though, as he looks to be damaged goods after a truly awful spell at the Midlands club.
In his time at The Hawthorns, West Brom only won one league game in 18, and are currently on a run of eight league defeats in a row, leading to Easter Monday’s major development which saw the ex-Newcastle boss booted out of the Black Country club.
That sort of record isn’t the kind of thing you want your team’s new manager to half on his CV.
Pardew’s various disputes with certain players and unique personality may also rub people the wrong way in a city like Glasgow.
It’s alright doing that at a small club, but at a club like the Gers where every move is under media scrutiny there would be a danger that Pardew would once again draw attention to himself, rather than the job of winning games.
The 56-year-old may well end up back in football management one day, but it surely won’t be at Rangers.
In other Rangers news, Stevie May has tipped Aberdeen to finish ahead of Rangers in the SPFL