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Match made in heaven: Why Frank De Boer needs Rangers just as much as Rangers need him

It’s been a rather busy few days for the Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern, who’ve watched manager Mark Warburton depart Ibrox in the most bizarre of circumstances prior to their Scottish Cup win over Morton on the weekend. 

With so much talk surrounding potential replacements for the former Brentford coach, a lot of names have been mooted as options to step into the fray at Ibrox, ranging from the likes of Graeme Souness to Billy Davies. Barely the most inspiring.

It seems many of our locals are hell-bent on seeing Frank De Boer return to Glasgow, where he played for a season towards the end of his career with brother Ronald back in 2004. Considering the nature of the Gers’ campaign thus far, it would be easy to see their yearning for his return as a tad too ambitious.

However, perhaps the former Barcelona defender needs Rangers as they as they need him. Though he enjoyed glittering success at Ajax, winning the Eredivisie with a team of such stature is unlikely to see him handed a job in a truly big league. In fact, the manner of his exit after only a few months at Inter Milan is also likely to have damaged his stock somewhat, regardless of the complete mess the Nerazzurri have been in for what seems like an age.

Building the Gers back up is surely a tantalising prospect for any manager worth his salt, particularly one who used to play for them and who understands the importance of their rivalry with Celtic for Scottish football on the whole. For De Boer himself, it’s a wonderful opportunity to grow himself, as well as challenge for league titles and the Champions League.

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