Graeme Souness Officially Ends Speculation on Rangers Role

Graeme Souness has officially confirmed that he will not be taking on any official role with Rangers in the future.

Souness, who played a key part in interviewing managerial candidates such as Frank Lampard and Kevin Muscat, disclosed the news during a Viaplay media event at Hampden yesterday. Despite initial expectations that the 70-year-old would assume a permanent consultancy position with the club, he revealed that an agreement could not be reached with the Rangers leadership.

“That’s been and gone. We spoke about it, but it’s not going to happen. I’m not going to enlarge on it,” stated Souness, expressing his disappointment at not securing a role with the Scottish Premiership side.

Souness did not shy away from acknowledging his preference for Frank Lampard as Beale’s successor. However, he commended the impact made by the eventual appointee, Philippe Clement, within a short period.

“When I was talking to him I said to him, ‘This job is like nothing else’. It is a unique job which brings unique challenges,” Souness shared his insights on the managerial position at Rangers. “He has been fantastic. He is getting a very different tune out of players who were struggling a bit.”

Reflecting on the demands of the role, Souness emphasized the win-at-all-costs mentality at Rangers. He highlighted Clement’s ability to adapt to the challenges, stating, “He has done what you are asked to do as a new manager.”

Souness praised Clement’s impressive demeanor during the interview process, stating, “He is an impressive character. He has just got a very impressive way with him. He can hold a room.”