Rangers appoint Philippe Clement as new manager after Frank Lampard overlooked

Rangers were on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Michael Beale earlier this month and have turned to former Monaco, Club Brugge and Genk boss Philippe Clement

Philippe Clement has been named as Rangers’ new manager.

On Sunday morning, the Ibrox side announced the information. After parting ways with Michael Beale at the beginning of October, they were looking for a new manager. Rangers are currently seven points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership standings.

Frank Lampard, a former manager of Chelsea and Everton, is reportedly a candidate for the position at Rangers. Additionally, conversations with Kevin Muscat, the current manager of the Japanese team Yokohama F Marinos and a former defender for Wolves and Crystal Palace, were held.

Clement, though, was hired. The Belgian manager, who has already managed Beveren, Genk, Club Brugge, and Monaco, brings a wealth of experience to Glasgow. He was fired by Monaco in June despite having three Belgian Pro League championships to his credit.

Clement has been given a three and a half year contract by the Rangers, pending the acquisition of a work visa. “I am honoured to have been appointed as the new manager of Rangers Football Club and I’d like to thank the board for giving me this opportunity,” stated Clement.

“This opportunity to succeed at one of Europe’s most illustrious clubs across four tournaments in what is left of this season and beyond excites me tremendously. As we work together to build a successful, winning Rangers, I am looking forward to meeting with the players in the coming days and to seeing our supporters at our home game against Hibernian on Saturday.

Clement played in Belgium for the majority of his playing career. At the 1998 World Cup in France and the Euro 2000 in Belgium and the Netherlands, he also played for his nation and earned 38 caps. He did, however, play for Coventry for a brief time in the Premier League.

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