Edwards: 52-year-old title-winner would be perfect fit for Rangers manager
Partick Thistle star Ryan Edwards has claimed former Australia manager Ange Postecoglou would be ‘more than capable’ of managing Rangers if given the Ibrox job.
Postecoglou had been linked with the vacant Ibrox role before quitting as Socceroos boss last month – and Edwards thinks the 52-year-old would be a “good fit” for the Glasgow giants.
The Gers have been looking for a new manager since sacking Pedro Caixinha in October with Under-20’s head coach Graeme Murty in short-term charge of the Light Blues.
The Australian midfielder believes that Postecoglou has shown an aptitude for changing the style of a team and thinks the job Postecoglou done with Aussies will interest clubs.
“Australia played the most games and went the most distance, to qualify for a World Cup, so he is more than capable of handling Rangers,” Edwards said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I think he wants to go into club football and he would be a good fit for Rangers.
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“There is a connection with Australia and Rangers so maybe that is why his name has been thrown in.
“I think he would do a good job.
“The way he changed the international team from being big, strong, fast players, to more technical players who want to play football will attract interest from clubs.”
Postecoglou has guided the Socceroos to each of the last two World Cups but resigned in the wake of securing Australia’s place in next summer’s tournament in Russia.
The four-times capped former international also led Australia to their first Asian Cup in 2015, proving that the Aussies are true giants in the continent they play.
Before going into international management, Postecoglous had spells in charge of Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory – leading Brisbane to the A-League title in 2010/11.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is the current favourite to replace Caixinha at Ibrox after leading the Dons to three successive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership and lifting the 2014 Scottish League Cup.
In other Rangers news, Dave King has discussed the transfer budget the new manager will have