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Failure to build legacy means Rangers report should not scare Celtic fans

The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of clarity concerning the vacant manager’s role at Ibrox. 

Interim manager Graeme Murty will manage the club for the third time this weekend when Rangers host Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership. The former Reading defender has enjoyed the perfect start to his tenure at the club by recording back-to-back victories against Hearts and Partick Thistle, reducing the gap between themselves and leaders Celtic to just six points.

Murty’s initial success has put him in contention for undertaking the vacant manager’s role on a full-time basis, and he will be hoping his side can claim another victory this weekend to further boost his credentials.

However, speculation linking various candidates to the role continues to persist with the situation at Ibrox still very much hanging in the balance. Earlier today, The Daily Star linked former Sunderland manager Gus Poyet to the Rangers hot seat after he publicly declared his interest in the vacancy.

Poyet has been out of football management since he left Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in September, and his interest may come as a surprise to some given his history.

The former Brighton and Sunderland boss has no prior experience of playing or managing in the Scottish top-flight, so it seems unlikely that the Rangers board will be willing to take a chance on the Uruguayan.

More importantly, Poyet’s inability to build a legacy at any of the four clubs he has managed since a successful career with Brighton within his first managerial role suggests a switch to Rangers would further cement Celtic’s recent dominance in Scotland.

As such, the Celtic fans will certainly be hoping that the Rangers board decide to take a chance on Poyet rather than appointing the long-serving Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes, who remains the bookies’ favourite for the role.

Celtic and Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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