Rangers find themselves without a manager once again after showing Michael Beale the exit door following a bad start to the season that has left them trailing Celtic by seven points just seven games into the league campaign. This is the fourth time within the space of two years that they are looking for someone to fill the vacant Ibrox hot seat.
Not the ideal situation for the Rangers to be in by any stretch of the imagination. Now, it remains to be seen who they end up bringing in.
Of course, the rumour mill is filled with names right now as potential candidates for the Rangers job. There are the ones which you would expect like Kevin Muscat, Derek McInnes, Neil Warnock, and Graham Potter amongst others.
But there are others which come out of the left-field. One of them has to be that of Manchester United icon and Celtic fan, Wayne Rooney.
Manchester United icon and Celtic fan linked with Rangers job
Rooney is one of the managers on the bookies list of candidates for the Rangers job. He is currently the manager of MLS side DC United. Before that, he had been at Derby County.
Rooney has never hid his fondness for the Hoops in the past. As reported by GOAL, he told the Celtic View once:
"“That was a great day at Ibrox.“But I’d been before, when I was about 16 or 17. Alan Stubbs had brought me up [from Merseyside] to see a European game at Celtic Park and I loved every minute of it. It was brilliant to go up and go into the players’ lounge.“I’d always wanted to see a derby, though, so I went up two seasons ago – into the away end with all the Celtic supporters – and it was unbelievable.“The fans were brilliant with me. As soon as I walked in, someone spotted me and I was handed loads of scarves and Celtic hats. It was all good fun and it was great to see Celtic win.”"
It remains to be seen who ends up getting the Rangers job eventually. But it would be a bit of a surprise if it turns out to be Rooney. There are several candidates for the vacancy as well.
Of course, the Rangers are no strangers to making big-name appointments even if they might not have a ton of managerial experience. The Ibrox job was Steven Gerrard’s first at the senior level. It must be pointed out that Frank Lampard has been linked with them as well.