Belgian media share offer Philippe Clement rejected for Rangers

Rangers has welcomed Philippe Clement as their new manager. However, the appointment wasn’t without its share of drama, as the Belgian coach rejected a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab before deciding to take the reins at Ibrox.

With Clement’s arrival, the Gers hope to build on his impressive track record and secure more trophies for the club, despite the temptation of a staggering financial incentive in Saudi Arabia.

Notably, Clement’s track record piqued the interest of clubs beyond Rangers. After leaving his previous position at Monaco during the summer, Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab was keen to secure his services. The Dutch manager Marcel Keizer was dismissed from his role in September, opening up an opportunity for Clement.

It has been reported by Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad that Al Shabab extended a jaw-dropping offer to Philippe Clement. They proposed a substantial contract worth €15 million (£13 million) for a two-and-a-half-year commitment. However, this tempting financial package failed to sway Clement.

Clement’s decision to reject the lucrative offer from Al Shabab in favor of Rangers is a testament to his strong commitment to his new role. Many managers might have been tempted by the prospect of significant financial gain, especially after a period of unemployment. Clement’s choice reflects his belief in the sporting potential and project at Rangers, a decision that should leave the club’s fans immensely encouraged.

Philippe Clement’s decision to forgo the chance to coach his compatriot Yannick Carrasco in Saudi Arabia demonstrates his conviction in the vision and potential of Rangers. His primary goal appears to be guiding the club back to the summit of the Scottish Premiership, a mission that has ignited a sense of hope and excitement among the fans.