Exclusive reports Steve McClaren contacts Rangers to offer his services
An exclusive on Friday morning reports that Steve McClaren has applied for the job at Rangers.
It is now over two weeks since the Glasgow club sacked Pedro Caixinha and they surely need to announce a replacement very soon.
Another former Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, has applied for the job, whilst last weekend the Times said that the Rangers Director of Football, Mark Allen, favoured Steve McClaren (see below).
Whilst both McClaren and Pardew have no chance of making their next job being one in the English Premier League, a club like Rangers could be more than possible, if they are prepared to lower their wage expectations.
This morning’s exclusive in the Scottish newspaper The Herald, reports that Steve McClaren has had his ‘CV forwarded’ to the Rangers hierarchy in the hope of impressing them.
The exclusive is written by Neil Cameron, who previously worked for the Chronicle and covered Newcastle United, he says:
‘We understand McClaren, currently working as an advisor for Israeli club Maccabi Tel-Aviv, believes the job in Glasgow would be perfect for him in a bid to re-establish his reputation in British football after a personally bruising few years which has seen his stock as a top-level coach fall.
And it has been made clear to the powers-that-be inside at Rangers that he would be willing to work under their constraints in terms of his own wage and the transfer kitty, which will be far lower than anything he experienced in England.’
An interesting sideshow for Newcastle fans if either Pardew or McClaren got the job but not sure how Rangers fans would take it…
The Mag – 4 November 2017:
‘Steve McClaren is the surprise choice to succeed Pedro Caixinha at Rangers according to reports on Saturday.
The Glasgow club are taking their time in appointing a new manager and current Aberdeen boss, Derek McInnes, remains the odds-on favourite.
However, today The Times report that the Rangers Director of Football, Mark Allen, has made Steve McClaren his first choice to take the post.
Tough times for Rangers as they have just announced a £6.7m loss, almost half of that due to Mike Ashley demanding £3m in return for Sports Direct ripping up the crippling retail deals.
Steve McClaren somehow found his way into a job back at Derby after Newcastle sacked him, before then they once again dispensed with his services.
McClaren is currently assisting manager Jordi Cruyff at Maccabi Tel Aviv as a coaching consultant.’
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