Rangers supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern in the last few days after seeing their team return to winning ways in the Scottish Premiership courtesy of a 4-0 thrashing of Dundee on Saturday.
Graeme Murty’s men went into their clash with Neil McCann’s side having failed to win any of their preceding three league matches, having lost to both Celtic and Kilmarnock before only mustering a 2-2 draw with Motherwell. Nonetheless, the Gers produced a much-improved display at Ibrox on Saturday with goals from Kenny Miller, Alfredo Morelos, Jamie Murphy, and Daniel Candeias securing a routine victory for the Light Blues, a result which moved them up to second in the table with just five matches to play.
Subsequently, there have been many delighted Rangers fans in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are hoping their team can stave off the threat of Aberdeen to secure second place in the division this term.
Yet much talk recently among our resident Gers supporters has been regarding the managerial situation at Ibrox, what with Murty enduring a tricky few weeks in charge to suggest that he could be replaced over the summer.
And some of those Rangers fans lining up at the bar are of the opinion that current West Ham boss David Moyes is the perfect replacement for his compatriot this summer.
Ultimately, the 54-year-old has certainly proven his credentials as a manager over the years, most notably during his time in charge of Everton in which he won 218 of his 518 matches at the helm, in which time he led the club to a top four finish back in 2005.
And with several other impressive efforts, notably fifth place finishes in 2008 and 2009, it’s clear that the Scot did an outstanding job at Goodison Park, much of which on a shoe-string budget in comparison to many of the top clubs in England.
Thus, Moyes has bags of experience in getting the best out of what he has at his disposal, and with the Gers landing seven players during the January transfer window, of which just three were on permanent deals, it seems evident that the financial restrictions are similar at Ibrox to what they were at Everton.
Ultimately, Moyes’ efforts at Goodison Park earned him the job at Manchester United to further underline his credentials, and while things didn’t quite work out at Old Trafford, he hasn’t shyed away in taking jobs at Sunderland and West Ham, with it looking like he’ll keep the latter up despite obvious problems on and off the pitch.
Moyes has had pretty much everything thrown at him in the last few years yet he continues to prove his credentials in likely keeping the Hammers in the top-flight, with his resilience hugely admired by many in the Tavern, and very much a clear trait of a successful Rangers boss.
His Celtic playing days aren’t likely to set him off on the right foot at Ibrox, but the 54-year-old has proven his ability at building a club from the bottom up on limited resources, at the same time dealing with vast amounts of pressure throughout his managerial career – both of which are likely at Rangers.
Thus, it appears that the Scot could be the perfect replacement for Murty were the Gers hierarchy to make a change this summer.
Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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