Barry Ferguson Wowed After What He Saw About Philippe Clement at Rangers Already

Barry Ferguson recently commended Philippe Clement’s character and decision to become the manager of Rangers, choosing the Scottish club over an enticing offer from the Saudi Pro League. This move has not only earned Clement praise but also stirred excitement among Rangers fans.

Reports had surfaced that the Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab had set their sights on Clement as well [Sabq, October 11th]. However, the Belgian manager turned down this lucrative opportunity, as reported by The National on October 16th, a choice that drew admiration from Barry Ferguson.

During an appearance on the Go Radio Football Show on October 16th, Ferguson expressed his respect for Clement’s decision, saying, “He could go to Saudi Arabia and that’s him made for life, but it tells me that he’s got a bit about him. It’s not about finances; he sees Rangers as a big club and a big challenge.”

Ferguson further praised Clement’s character and ambition, noting, “But that tells me he’s got the character to take on the challenge. It’s going to be interesting to see how he approaches it, what kind of style he brings to the club, what’s his starting XI going to be. I’m sure the fans are excited to see what he brings to the party.”

Clement’s choice to forgo the riches of the Middle East league is certainly no small feat. As Ferguson pointed out, this decision would have secured his financial future, offering a comfortable and secure life. However, Clement’s ambitions extend beyond mere financial gain, indicating a deep commitment to his role at Rangers.