Rangers head into daunting Old Firm match with shaky hands on the tiller

Contest with Celtic takes place against a background of major changes needed to Ibrox’s chaotic strategy after Pedro Caixinha was confirmed as the new manager

Ally McCoist chose recent days to offer a critique of Rangers’ need for investment and their curious, sudden obsession with a director of football. This offered cause for reflection; the fact McCoist ended his tenure as the Ibrox club’s manager having created no meaningfully positive football legacy at all still resonates. It points significantly towards the scale of the task as undertaken by Mark Warburton and why, amid the bizarre departure of the Englishman, Rangers remain a club in need of major surgery.

For Rangers to believe a director of football will assist their development is fair enough. This is hardly a novel concept. More strange is the means by which the club’s board want to implement this plan, as apparent in the middle of public swipes at Warburton and his regime. Pieced together there is the curious situation of deep-rooted analysis of Rangers’ predicament being required before, rather than after, a ball is kicked in Sunday’s Old Firm match.

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Source: Football News
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