While it wasn’t quite the Old Firm, the Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern were delighted to see the club record a Glasgow Derby win, over Partick Thistle over the course of the weekend. Indeed, it seems like the exit of Pedro Caixinha is exactly what the doctor ordered.
With the Portuguese proving to be almost universally unpopular at Ibrox, our local Light Blues are excited to see who the club choose to bring in as a replacement. Well, that was until they read reports from the Times over the course of the weekend.
According to their report, former England manager Steve McClaren has emerged as a shock candidate for the vacant gig. Currently working over in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv, the 56-year-old is understood to be on the radar for the Gers, having previously been linked with the Hearts job earlier this year.
Director of football Mark Allen is believed to think the former Newcastle United and Derby County coach is the best man for the job and Rangers would not have to pay any compensation to bring him back to British soil.
As you can imagine, considering his reputation, it’s not exactly the most encouraging news for Rangers fans.
McClaren is a ridiculed figure. He did not understand the pressures of working for England or Newcastle (his two biggest gigs thus far) so it’s hard to see him really grasping life at Ibrox.