By Pranav Shahaney

23rd Nov, 2021 | 6:30am

Chris Sutton praises Ross Wilson for Rangers manager process

Chris Sutton has praised how Rangers and Ross Wilson went about appointing a new manager after Steven Gerrard left for Aston Villa earlier this month.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst appeared to be the frontrunner from the offing and eventually became the manager to take over the Ibrox hot seat.

Sutton has been left fuming with how Manchester United don’t have a contingency plan in place after parting ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this weekend despite his future being untenable for a while.

Speaking on BBC’s Football Daily, Sutton said, “Look what Rangers did. Steven Gerrard left to take over at Aston Villa. Ross Wilson had a contingency plan after he left. He said that they had a few options and settled on the best one. That’s what every club does bar one.”

Setting the example

It’s rare to see Sutton saying nice things about Rangers, but we will take it however it comes.

He does make a valid point about how quickly the Gers board moved in ordered to get van Bronckhorst over the line.

Despite Gerrard being so successful and well admired, there were doubts about how long he could be at a club that’s so far not being able to reach that next level.

Everyone knew about his desires to manage in the Premier League and possibly Liverpool too so Villa can be a perfect stepping stone.

To say van Bronckhorst is a step down from the former boss is a tad premature and he deserves time to get his message across to the players.

Winning the league is almost something that he has to do, but he will not be judged on how the team fairs in the Europa or the Conference League.

In other Rangers news, a Gers player has been linked with a January exit and is touted by a number of British clubs