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Rangers: Ibrox side in the running to hire Peter Bosz

There has been an update regarding the recently vacated managerial hot seat at Glasgow Rangers after Giovanni van Bronckhorst departed Ibrox…

What’s the news?

According to the Scottish Daily Express, former Peter Bosz is strongly in the running to take over the role of Rangers manager.

The Dutchman was sacked from Ligue 1 side, Lyon, in October following a poor run of form and therefore is currently a free agent.

Worse than Giovanni van Bronckhorst

The 47-year-old was sacked just over a year after taking charge of the Ibrox side, and recent results made the decision fairly straightforward for Ross Wilson.

He did lead Rangers to their first Scottish Cup in 13 years, while also reaching a historic Europa League final, but his negative style of play and woeful Champions League results meant he departs before Christmas.

Hiring his fellow countryman Bosz however, wouldn’t be the answer, especially with his lack of success on the continent. The 59-year-old has won just one honour in his managerial career to date, the Dutch second-tier title all the way back in 2004/05 with Heracles Almelo.

Despite managing clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, Ajax and Lyon in his career, he has only achieved a points per match average of 1.57 and his highest league finish was a runners up spot in 2016/2017 to rather typically, Van Bronckhorst’s Feyenoord.

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Journalist Josh Bunting described Bosz as “inconsistent” while also claiming that his spell with Dortmund was the “biggest disaster of the lot” and it’s hard to argue with this, especially considering the financial resources he has had at his disposal, not just at the Bundesliga side, but also in the Netherlands and France.

Writer Robin Bairner also criticised the coach when he was in charge of Lyon, dubbing a performance by his side as “woeful” and judging by this inconsistency and lack of honours at the top level, it’s clear he would be worse than Van Bronckhorst, a man who has already bettered him in the Eredivisie.

Wilson will ideally want someone in before the domestic season gets back underway on 15 December, however, this isn’t a decision that should be rushed, particularly with an important second half of the season looming on the horizon.