Jim White Names the Manager Souness Wanted Rangers to Appoint

Before Clement’s arrival, several other high-profile managers were linked to the job, with Frank Lampard being one of the prominent names in the mix. The former Chelsea boss had expressed a desire to return to football management following his departure from Stamford Bridge during the summer.

It was revealed that Lampard had engaged in ‘preliminary talks’ regarding the Rangers managerial role. However, his chances of securing the position were seemingly ruled out over a week before Philippe Clement’s appointment.

In a surprising revelation, TalkSPORT host Jim White disclosed his understanding that Graeme Souness, a Rangers legend, had a strong preference for Frank Lampard as the ideal candidate for the job. White suggested that Souness believed Lampard possessed the hunger and determination needed to succeed at Rangers. However, despite these high hopes, Lampard’s appointment did not materialize, leaving fans and pundits alike to wonder about the intriguing managerial alternative.

“It’s my understanding that Graeme Souness did think that he was the man for the job because Frank demonstrated – apparently – a real hunger to succeed, but he didn’t get it,” explained Jim White.

This revelation adds another layer of intrigue to the recent managerial developments at Rangers, showcasing the complex decision-making processes behind the scenes of a club looking to find the right leader to guide them back to glory.