As reported by The Scottish Sun, former Celtic striker John Hartson has delivered a damning verdict on the decision making at Rangers, believing any new manager has an uphill battle to be a success.
After the ill-fated reigns of Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha and with a permanent manager still not in place at Ibrox, supporters have been left frustrated with the managerial recruitment process at Ibrox, believing the club could be doing much better.
That’s a view shared by TV pundit John Hartson, who reckons the club’s current problems shouldn’t be blamed on managers or players.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the former Arsenal man said:
They need better players and they need a board that trusts the right person to bring in the right manager. If Rangers are going to keep appointing managers who are nowhere near good enough or stable enough to manage that massive club, then why aren’t the people making those decisions being held accountable for their mistakes? It’s easy to blame the manager and point the finger at the players but it is the decision-makers.
Harsh words indeed for those in charge at Ibrox, but is the vacant manager’s position still an attractive one for talented coaches?
Rangers may be in a difficult place right now, but the potential they hold for any prospective new boss should still be attractive for managers with ambition.
Closing the gap on Celtic may appear to be impossible but nothing is that simple in football and they have the resources to at least pick up consistent wins against the other clubs in Scottish football, meaning they could get much closer to the champions with the right man in charge.
Right now, just winning a cup competition would make a manager a hero at Ibrox, with supporters starved for success.
Hartson is right though, the direction of the club right now is fairly shambolic and unless they start making the right decisions soon, the barren years are likely to continue with the Hoops going from strength to strength under Brendan Rodgers.
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