John Bennett Unveils the ‘Rigorous’ Selection Process for Philippe Clement’s Managerial Appointment

John Bennett has voiced his strong endorsement of Philippe Clement as the ideal choice for the role of Rangers manager. Clement is set to take the reins as the 19th permanent manager in the club’s storied history, replacing Michael Beale. This appointment comes at a crucial juncture for the club, with Clement being tasked with reviving their fortunes in the upcoming game against Hibs at Ibrox.

John Bennett sheds light on the meticulous process that culminated in Clement’s appointment. James Bisgrove, Rangers’ CEO, played a pivotal role in leading the interview process. Graeme Souness, a former Rangers player and manager, also joined Bisgrove in the quest to identify the club’s next manager. The competition was fierce, with candidates like Kevin Muscat and Frank Lampard also entering the fray. However, it eventually came down to the final two contenders, with Philippe Clement emerging as the top choice.

In his statement to the Rangers website, John Bennett offered his heartfelt congratulations to Philippe Clement on being appointed as the club’s 19th manager. He highlighted the extensive planning and comprehensive recruitment process that led to this decision, involving a team of experts. Bennett expressed his gratitude to all the candidates who showed interest in the position, acknowledging that the selection process was thorough and meticulous.

Bennett told the Rangers website: “I would like to offer my warm congratulations to Philippe as he becomes our 19th manager.

“His appointment comes at the end of a carefully planned and comprehensive recruitment process. A team led by our CEO James Bisgrove, members of the board, and former Rangers player and manager Graeme Souness, has spent the last 10 days interviewing several high calibre candidates, with those individuals undergoing a rigorous interview and vetting process. We thank all candidates for their interest in the position.

“Philippe proved to be the outstanding candidate across all the key criteria, reinforced by his track record of winning titles and I wish him every success as he leads us forward.”

Bennett emphasized the qualities that set Philippe Clement apart as the “outstanding candidate” when evaluated against all the key criteria. Clement’s proven track record of winning titles in his managerial career further solidified his position as the right man for the job. Bennett concluded his statement by extending his best wishes to Clement, expressing hope for his success as he guides Rangers forward.