Yet more cringeworthy backslapping for theRangers the Glasgow Times…
The media seem to be growing ever-relentless in their growing and glowing praise of theRangers. Okay, it shouldn’t come as a surprise as it’s something that they always have done but yesterday’s example is exceptional. It’s an absolute belter!
Glasgow Times produced a masterpiece in the cringeworthy stakes yesterday when they penned a piece declaring Rangers legend Bill Struth as the most successful manager in the history of football. Yes they really did print that. Not Scottish football, or British football, or even European football, they’re talking world football!
They have Struth ahead of the greatest ever managerial masterminds of the beautiful game.
According to Glasgow Times, ‘new research’ shows that Bill Struth’s win percentage is the highest of any other football manager of all time. That’s admittedly impressive and so was his trophy haul, but he was in charge of Rangers FC for a staggering 34 years. That too is incredible and it’s certainly worthy of pride among the support of the Ibrox clubs.
So Glasgow Times would have us all believe Struth was a better manager than the likes of Bob Shankly, Sir Matt Busby, Brian Clough, Sacchi, Ancelotti, Mourinho, Guardiola and so many more. Aye right, even names closer to home contradict this claim.
It’s just as ridiculous to also say he’s ahead of the likes of very own Jock Stein, who not only revolutionised Celtic in a short space of time domestically, but also in Europe is absurd. Jocks haul of 25 trophies in 12 years is mighty impressive, and one that is unrivalled in Scottish football. He remains the only manager of a Scottish club to have won the European Cup, and the only one to have taken his side to a European Cup Final – and he did it twice.
Or to say he’s ahead of Sir Alex Ferguson who won every honour in Scotland with Aberdeen, including two European trophies, before making Man United a European force is equally as ridiculous.
Both Jock Stein and Sir Alex Ferguson are up there with the best ever managers in the history of football, never mind just Scottish football. They are forever making the list of the greatest ever managers, can you say the same about Struth?
It’s all of course just an exercise in keeping the Bears happy. The so called most successful club in the world now can now lay claim to have the most successful manager in the history of the game. Who says succulent lamb is off the menu?
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