The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern are almost beyond the point of disillusionment with their club’s efforts to find a new manager.
The Rangers board sacked former manager Pedro Caixinha at the back end of October this year, and since then they have embarked on a well-documented hunt for a replacement. In the meantime, Graeme Murty has undertaken the responsibility as interim manager of the club.
It has been no secret in Scottish football that Rangers were interested in bringing Aberdeen’s manager Dereck McInnes to the club to permanently replace Caixinha. Rangers remained interested in McInnes despite the fact that Murty led his side to back to back victories over Aberdeen in the SPFL recently, and the club made a formal approach earlier this week.
However, Rangers released a club statement yesterday confirming that McInnes had decided against a move to Ibrox despite their approach, and they shared the news via their official Twitter page.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 7, 2017
And to say the Gers fans are furious with their club’s conduct and approach towards finding a new manager would be a massive understatement.
The hierarchy at Rangers have hardly covered themselves in glory throughout recent weeks, but at least the supporters can get behind Murty for the next few weeks, in the knowledge that he will remain in charge until the new year.
Here’s what football fans from multiple clubs had to say in response to the
statement on Twitter…
Especially since their next manager will always know they’re now second best.
— Brian (@McIntosh141) December 7, 2017
Mcinnes told he was getn no money to compete with that mob, so declined. Board claim he wasnt up to it. Then we get told ohh murty will jst need to do till end of season. Scandalous
— JaMiE P (@jambop45) December 7, 2017
Waiting for January Sales
— Electronic Tims (@ETimsNet) December 7, 2017
Aye, that would make sense if Rangers had decided against hiring him. But it’s Mcinnes that has made the decision. The statement is basically saying “We didn’t want you anyway.” Which is moronic.
— Dean (@Deanoptr) December 7, 2017
AKA we put all our eggs in one basket then got mugged from Aberdeen & McIness.
— Darren Main (@Mavedotcom) December 7, 2017
I’ve been a fan all my life, which is more decades than I care to admit. This statement is woeful. Absolutely pathetic. And not fitting of the Rangers I’ve loved and cherished for years.
— Gallus Pioneer – LET’S GO (@Gallus__Pioneer) December 7, 2017
Entirely concomitant with the ongoing comedy saga that is Sevco
— Gav Gordon (@GavGordonToGo) December 7, 2017
I'm just finished work n to tired to look up what that means lol. Servo fans think that's their new managers name lol
— Iain (@hoops_dad_son) December 7, 2017
Small club. But a *massive* laugh
— harald fossberg (@haraldfossberg) December 7, 2017
So King pointed at the fact Mcinnes was top choice last week and now we announce essentially that we’ve no got a clue who to pick as a plan B
— Kieran McGuire (@kmcguire72) December 7, 2017
Ha ha I know John they never disappoint great entertainment week in week out!!
— JAMcfc (@juliemack1e) December 8, 2017
As a Celtic fan we use to fear you, now we just laugh at you, joke club from top to bottom. You have a lot to learn but that’s to be expected as you are only 5 years old
— Mark Murphy (@Markyjig) December 7, 2017
They’ve went full Sevco……again!!
— Stupee33 (@stupee33) December 7, 2017
Omg that's the most childish statement ever to come out a football club. Rangers, you guys really are a laughing stock. You just keep giving & giving.
— Kennedy (@fergusthebunnet) December 8, 2017