Graeme Souness Ready to Assist Rangers Despite Delay in Advisory Role Talks

Former Rangers player and Ibrox legend, Graeme Souness, has clarified that he is not anxiously awaiting a call from Rangers, even though discussions about his potential return to the club have been temporarily set aside. Souness, who disclosed his proximity to an emotional comeback in an advisory capacity back in October, emphasized that he remains at the service of his beloved club, expressing his willingness to contribute in any way deemed beneficial.

“They’ve got their hands full with the new manager getting settled in and a new director of football. They’ve had bigger fish to fry than me but I’m talking to them, and I’m at their service. I’m a Rangers fan and there to help in any way they think I can.”

“I’m not waiting for the phone to ring but I’m waiting to hear from them. I’ve got other things.”

Souness played a crucial role in Rangers’ quest for a successor to Michael Beale, participating in the interviewing process alongside the club’s delegation, which included assessing candidates like Frank Lampard, Kevin Muscat, and Philippe Clement. While Clement ultimately secured the position, Souness publicly expressed his belief that Lampard would have been his preferred choice.

“That isn’t entirely true. I didn’t say I was advocating for him. It was a narrow thing, and the only advantage Frank had over the manager who got the job was that he may understand the west of Scotland a wee bit more.”

“I just felt someone who had an understanding… it wasn’t to do with Philippe, as if you look at his CV it’s excellent.”

“They went for Philippe because of his CV and the way he interviewed. The way he came across was excellent. He’s got presence, and when I hear managers speak, I always put myself back in the dressing room as a player and think ‘Would he be holding my interest?’ And Philippe certainly does that.”