COMMENT By James Black
Rangers suffered a catastrophic 2-1 defeat against Dundee on Friday as the Ibrox board continued to dither over appointing a new manager – and it’s likely led to the Gers’ season being over before the Christmas decorations have been brought down the loft.
Four league defeats from 14 games has left the Light Blues clinging to fourth place in the Scottish Premiership ahead of back-to-back games against second-place Aberdeen.
The Gers sacked Pedro Caixinha more than four weeks ago and have still to make any movement towards appointing a new manager as the club is left to list along hopelessly with Graeme Murty parachuted in to take short-term control of the first-team.
Quite what the hold-up is in appointing a new manager, the Rangers board, headed by chairman Dave King, have to act now and move for a new manager.
Any new manager is only going to have the Scottish Cup to play for – assuming the Ibrox senior figure manages to get someone in by the end of January – and will likely have to rebuild their squad over the coming months.
When the Ibrox board released a statement a week ago claiming they had already received a number of top-class CV’s to take over from Caixinha, fans thought this whole saga was coming to an end.
Little did they know it was only just beginning.
In other Rangers team news, the club has received an apology following some untrue stories that were written about Bruno Alves