written by Robert Gray
The list isn’t exactly inspiring – Terry Butcher, Stuart McCall, Billy Davies, Dennis Wise... These are the four men who up until now have been seen as the favourites to take over should Ally McCoist leave his post at the board meeting supposedly taking place tomorrow.
A bit out of left field though comes the news that Rino Gattuso could now be favourite to take over once McCoist. With a number of websites reporting this – it has honestly come as a bit of a surprise.
The first reaction to this is mild excitement. Gattuso, the World Cup winner. Gattuso, the AC Milan legend. The cult favourite at Ibrox during his short time here before Dick Advocaat shipped him out.
Gattuso would be the perfect man to get us out of this mess wouldn’t he?
Well, a closer look at his management CV might make you think twice. His first job at Sion lasted three months at the start of 2013 before he was sacked with a 25% win ratio. That summer, he joined Palermo in Serie B but only lasted six games. He managed two wins and a draw there before being sacked. He is now at OFI Crete where he handed in his resignation after seven games and it seemingly was rejected. Either that or he had a sudden change of heart and stayed in the job. Regardless of his situation, he’s managed five wins out of 14 games with Crete.
He might be a more exciting name than Butcher, McCall et al. but would he bring any kind of stability to the club?
Looking at his record elsewhere he seems to be a pretty chaotic influence on teams. With only one year coaching experience and not a very good record to show for it, is he worth the risk?
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