Read the latest 2022 Qatar World Cup news here.

‘Done really well’: BBC pundit insists 49-year-old manager would tear into Rangers players
Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

‘Done really well’: BBC pundit insists 49-year-old manager would tear into Rangers players

Former Glasgow Rangers player Steven Thompson has backed Kevin Muscat to get the Ibrox position and ruffle some feathers.

Speaking in his BBC Sport column, the man who made 85 appearances for the Gers thinks his ex-teammate would be ideal.

Rangers are looking for a new manager after their decision to sack Giovanni van Bronckhours yesterday.

The former Feyenoord boss was handed his papers after a poor run of form and the club will now eye other candidates.

Photo; Etsuo Hara; Getty Images

Van Bronckhorst spent a year in charge of the Teddy Bears, overseeing 68 matches in charge of the club.

He managed the team to 42 wins and leaves the Glaswegian giants with a win ratio of 61% which doesn’t sound bad!

In Scotland, however, Rangers are expected to dominate and each year they should be in competition with Celtic.

The Gers are nine points behind their ferocious rivals and were also abysmal under Van Bronckhotst in the Champions League.

Now, Thompson has been discussing the movers and the shakers in the race to secure the vacancy at Ibrox.

He’s predicted that Muscat could be a useful option should Rangers choose to go down that particular route.

Thompson told BBC Sport: “My old teammate Kevin Muscat has been mentioned, who has done really well at Yokohama.

“He didn’t suffer fools as a player, I can’t imagine that’s changed much.

“That was always something levelled at Gio that he wouldn’t tear strops off people – that wouldn’t be the case with Kevin.”

Thompson backed Muscat for Rangers job

This would certainly be a bit of a left-field choice. Muscat played for the Gers during the 2002/03 campaign and endeared himself to the club’s supporters.

As a manager, he’s taken charge of Melbourne Victory, Sint-Truiden and right now he’s in Japan managing Yokohama.

During his time in Japan, he’s overseen 35 wins from 63 matches, with a win ratio of 55% and he perhaps wouldn’t be a bad candidate.

Photo; Etsuo Hara; Getty Images

Still, it does seem unlikely Rangers will go for him. The Light Blues will likely aim for a manager who is a bigger name to take the club out of this slump.

Muscat would ruffle some feathers though. For too long, the team have been guilty of not understanding the principles of playing for Rangers.

The 49-year-old wouldn’t accept that and as a result, he could prove a useful new manager to replace Van Bronckhorst.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

You may also like…