New Rangers boss Graeme Murty has been attempting to put his own mark on Ibrox following his recent arrival at the club, and the appointment of Stuart Taylor as a youth coach was seen as another step towards the former Reading defender asserting his authority at the club.
Fans here at The Transfer Tavern are keen to see Murty handed complete control of first-team affairs, and have faith that the 43-year-old can deliver in the coming seasons if afforded the opportunity to do so. Our landlord was chatting to Gers fans when shock reports broke in The Daily Record, that suggested that Taylor could already be on his way out of the club just days after his appointment, with new Stoke City boss Paul Lambert keen to appoint him as his number two at the Bet 365 Stadium.
The former St Mirren midfielder worked alongside Lambert during his spell as Wolves boss, and now the former Norwich City boss appears keen to be reunited with Taylor once again.
Landlord’s Verdict: This may perhaps be one of the shortest coaching reigns in the history of Scottish football. Appointed as an U20’s coach just days ago, it appears extremely likely that Taylor will swap Glasgow for Stoke-on-Trent in the coming days, with the opportunity to become assistant boss at a Premier League side sure to turn the head of Taylor.
Fans cannot begrudge the new appointment the switch, nor can Murty, who will be supportive of whatever decision the youth coach makes in the coming days. Although losing the promising coach will be a disappointment, worse things have certainly taken place at Ibrox in recent years.
Gers fans, let us know your thoughts!