As reported by The Sun, former Rangers star Alex Rae believes the decision makers at Ibrox would not be doing their job properly if they don’t at least consider Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke for the Rangers manager job.
Losing to Killie at Ibrox on Saturday, fans are rapidly losing patience with interim boss Graeme Murty, with many believing he shouldn’t be given the job permanently at the end of the season.
If that’s to be the case, it would again spark a manager search at the Gers and a former player believes Steve Clarke could be the man for the job.
As quoted by The Sun, Alex Rae spoke about the situation at Rangers and said:
They need to have a Plan B in place and be ready to push the button. Steve Clarke has done a remarkable job with Killie — taking on and beating the Old Firm with a fraction of their resources. I’d be surprised if he wasn’t on their radar. In fact, if he isn’t, they’re not doing their jobs properly. The important thing is that there needs to be a clear plan moving forward. This is a big time for the men running the club. Season-ticket renewals will be coming up soon and people will be asked to make an investment without knowing what it is they’re getting for their money.
Is Steve Clarke the right fit for the Ibrox side should they decide to let go of Murty?
Clarke may not have had a full season in charge of Kilmarnock but has taken them from almost certainties to be relegated to a side challenging for a top six spot in the Scottish Premiership, in just five months.
Although making an iexcellent signing in Youssouf Mulumbu, the Killie boss has mostly inspired the existing talent at Rugby Park, perhaps a sign that he could do an excellent job on limited resources at Ibrox.
He’s brought organisation and belief to the Ayrshire outfit, two things that Rangers lack right now.
With scalps against Celtic, Rangers and almost every other club in the division, he must be a contender for manager of the year in Scotland and, as such, the Gers would be crazy not to consider him this summer if he’s willing to make the switch.