Glib and Shameless spouting more delusional fantasy

Dave King, the former eccentric owner of theRangers has hit out with yet another wild claim. Famous for his house of cards quip a few years back. Nostradamus he certainly is not, the glib and shameless one has again reared his deluded head and spouted yet more fanatical nonsense.

 A fan of theRangers wearing a mask holds up a sign outside Ibrox  before the extraordinary general meeting on 6 March 2015. Shareholder Dave King is believed to have more than enough votes to secure the simple majority required to have his five resolutions passed to take control of the club. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

According to the Scottish/South African exiled tax evader, theRangers will find it hard to keep a hold of Phillipe Clement. The big Belgian has turned around their season over at Ibrox that can’t be denied. But King reckons with the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Liverpool, and possibly Manchester United looking for a new boss in the summer, theRangers are in danger of losing the Belgian to the European giants.

 Dave King, arrives at Ibrox for an EGM on March 6, 2015 . (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

King is certainly enjoying his never ending supply of vino far too much over in South Africa if he believes that nonsense. On the other hand nothing is impossible in football, but the theory that Europeans big guns are looking at a manager in the Scottish League is an outrageous claim. We’ll find out in a few months is Clement is going to win more than a League Cup, and remember he only came in for the latter stages after Michael Beale had done the heavy lifting.

But King’s claim will further swell the belief amongst the gullible theRangers supporters that big Phil is the special one. They never learn. Remember Mr Magic hat himself Mark Warburton? Billed as a future manager of England he was quickly chased out of Ibrox and is currently without a club.

Or the unfortunate Pedro Caixinha? billed as the new Jose Mourinho, but was soon out of a job not long after having a breakdown in the bushes.

Steven Gerrard? Also billed as a future England manager, and was tipped to take over Liverpool, only to leave for Aston Villa before ending up in obscurity in Saudi Arabia.

Or the brains behind Stevie G Mr Michael Beale himself. Heralded as the best young manager in Europe when he arrived at Ibrox he was soon chased out and is now universally despised amongst the Rangers supporters.

They really can’t help themselves by believing this utter nonsense. Big Phil might be an upgrade on the former messiahs, but he won’t even be considered for a job as big as the posts touted by Dave King.

Ange Postecoglou build a team from scratch, had an identity on his football and won five trophies from six along the way, having previously been successful in Japan and Australia and managing his country at the World Cup, having won the Asian Cup for Australia.

If Clement loses on Sunday he could be facing a three match losing run to Brendan Rodgers and theRangers supporters will not tolerate that as we all know. Just ask Mick Beale. But at the moment Clement is being hyped but no-one in the game really listens to Dave King, certainly not the power-brokers at the biggest clubs in European football.

Clubs might come in for Clement, he is certainly a decent coach, and he may be tempted to manager in the English Premier League, perhaps at a side like Wolves or Crystal Palace but he’s hardly going to be the next manager of Manchester United is he?

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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