By Saikat Mandal

21st Nov, 2022 | 3:10pm

BBC reporter shares names handed to him in running for new Rangers job

Kheredine Idessane has been given two names that are in the running for the Rangers job after the sacking of Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Monday 21 November.

BBC journalist, Idessane, shared on Twitter that the likes of Sean Dyche and Kevin Muscat are two names being considered by the club.

The Gers have three weeks’ time to appoint their next manager while the World Cup is underway in Qatar ahead of that first game back against Hibernian.

Kheredine wrote on Twitter: “Names already being put to me in connection with vacant Rangers manager job: Sean Dyche, ex-Burnley boss.

“And Kevin Muscat, former Rangers player and the man who succeeded Celtic’s Ange Postecoglu at Yokohama Marinos, and has just guided them to the title.”


Van Bronckhorst took the club to the final of the Europa League last season and won the Scottish Cup as well. 

However, the league form has been poor this season, and it is nowhere near an acceptable level, as the Bears trail Celtic by nine points.  The Dutchman shares a strong passion for the club, but the recent results have been very poor. It was time for a change. 

Now comes the hardest part. Getting the right manager is key, and the Gers must consider every possible option before making the final call. 

There could be an outside chance of Michael Beale, while Steven Gerrard could return to the club as well. Dyche could be a terrific, albeit different, addition, though. 

The former Burnley manager did an incredible job at the Premier League club with a limited transfer budget, and he can do wonders at Ibrox.

Muscat is another name being considered and has been a successful manager as well. The next few days are very crucial for the club. 

In other Rangers news, the latest Ibrox conspiracy theory drummed up by Celtic fans is ridiculed by Gordon Parks