Rangers manager underdog gives verdict amid shock talk of Ibrox job
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Rangers manager underdog gives verdict amid shock talk of Ibrox job

Livingston manager Davie Martindale has laughed off talk of taking the job at Rangers as the club look to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

The Gers have been linked to a host of names ever since Van Bronckhorst was sacked, with the club looking to get someone else in through the door amid the World Cup break.

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Whilst there’s been no official suggestion the Ibrox club are eyeing Martindale to replace the Dutchman, there have been some murmurs that Rangers might consider the Livingston boss.

But that’s not something that Davie Martindale himself is taking seriously as the Livingston manager laughed off the speculation in the press.

Davie Martindale rules himself out of Rangers running

“It will no’ be me, I can tell you that!” Said Martindale.

“It’s difficult isn’t it – I am a big believer in continuity but when you look at form, when you are at one of the big clubs in Scotland, you have got to win games of football. 

“When you are at the Old Firm you have got to win EVERY game of football.

So when you are not winning games of football you are expected to win every game of football, there is only one price that pays.

“And that is probably the manager is going to leave the football club.

“There is a different expectation at the top two in Scotland, it’s a very, very harsh environment. 

“We can only comment from the outside. The board have decided to go and look for a new manager.

“It is football, you get on with it.”

Whilst Davie Martindale is certainly a likeable guy and doing an admirable job at Livingston, we’re not exactly convinced the former Rangers youth is the man for the job at Ibrox.

You need broad shoulders and a big mentality to deal with life at Rangers and the Board are well aware the knives are being sharpened for them amongst the support too.

They need to get this appointment right and something tells us that Davie Martindale isn’t going to be the name at the top of Rangers’ list.

However, a report has claimed the Gers have sounded out a European manager.