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Koeman, favourites to the coach of Rangers

Koeman, favourites to the coach of Rangers

The coach dance in the British Isles doesn’t stop. The poor results led Aston Villa, which has accumulated five consecutive defeats, to terminate Dean Smith’s contract. The one finally chosen to replace the Englishman was Steven Gerrard, until then Rangers coach. The historic Liverpool player, who arrived in Scotland in 2019, managed to become Scottish league champion with the Gers after 10 years of tyranny at Celtic Glasgow. Now without the architect of the new Rangers, the Scots have been forced to look for a replacement in the middle of the season, and an old LaLiga acquaintance is among the candidates. According to the Football Insider portal, Ronald Koeman, the former FC Barcelona coach, would be one of the favorites to replace Steven Gerrard at the head of Rangers.
This media reports that the Scottish football director Ross Wilson would have the objective of incorporating a prestigious and renowned coach to take over the team, as they did with Steven Gerrard himself, hence the Dutch coach occupying a place privileged on the list of candidates. Along with the former Barça player, who was dismissed at the end of October and replaced by Sergi Barjuan on an interim basis until the return of Xavi Hernández, is the name of John Terry, a former Chelsea player who, after leaving last season on Dean Smith’s coaching staff at Aston Villa awaits his first chance as head coach. Terry had also sounded like a candidate to take over the Villans if Gerrard remained with Rangers.
The broad experience of the Dutch coach, with a past at FC Barcelona, Everton, Southampton, Ajax, Benfica and Valencia, in addition to the Dutch team, would not be the only point in favor of hiring him. Football Insider reports that the aforementioned Ross Wilson would have a good relationship with Koeman, as they coincided at Southampton. During the 3 seasons that the former Blaugrana coach was in charge of the Saints, the current Rangers football director spent 4 years in the English recruiting department. Recently dismissed as coach of FC Barcelona, Koeman would have a great opportunity to return to the benches ahead of schedule.


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