Rino Gattuso is one of the many candidates who have put themselves forward for the vacant Rangers hot seat [Daily Record].

The Italian, who played for Rangers between 1997 and 1998, is an Ibrox fan favourite and he could be a popular choice to take over from Gerrard.

Former Rangers player Rino Gattuso managing Napoli. (Photo by Carlo Hermann/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Italian’s recent role with Fiorentina was short-lived after a dispute he had with the board regarding players he wanted to bring into the club.

His managerial career hasn’t reached the same heights as his playing career. He won the Coppa Italia with Napoli in 2020, however, this remains his only honour as a manager.

He was embraced by the Rangers supporters during his relatively short stay at the Ibrox side. It was unfortunate his only season was one in which the club didn’t win any silverware under Walter Smith.


Having won the Champions League twice for AC Milan and the World Cup for Italy, Gattuso has more than enough experience at the top level. His fiery attitude and passionate nature could well work for Rangers.

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Considering some of the candidates that have been expressing their interest in the role, Gattuso is certainly one of the more attractive options.


Rino Gattuso lifting the World Cup with Italy.  (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

With knowledge of the club and family links to Scotland (his wife Monica is Scottish), he might be the wildcard option that the supporters crave.

One thing is for sure, if he is appointed, it certainly won’t be boring.

Meanwhile, Rangers B team returned to winning ways.

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