When Rangers boss Steven Gerrard took over at Ibrox, it was largely ridiculed by our rivals and members of the Scottish media.
How dare Rangers sign an untested manager given the mess they were in, even if he was a legendary Word Class midfielder and captain?
Several of the country’s most high-profile pundits have gone on to eat their words over the last 12 months, and could one club be about to follow Rangers’ lead following Gerrard’s success?
Hibernian are being linked with a move for Australian legend Harry Kewell as their hunt for a replacement for Paul Heckingbottom carries on.
The former Leeds United, Liverpool and Socceroos winger said the manager’s job at Easter Road was “an option” after taking in the club’s 3-1 win over St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park yesterday.
Harry Kewell isn’t exactly Steven Gerrard, but he was a pretty damn fine footballer in his own right.
Kewell boasts an impressive footballing resume of his own and his stature in the game, particularly down south, shouldn’t be underestimated.
Unlike before Gerrard joined Rangers, Kewell does have some managerial experience having been the boss at Crawley Town and Notts County.
Are Hibs about to follow in Rangers’ footsteps and throw their weight behind a young, inexperienced manager with everything to prove in the dugout after years doing so on the pitch?
Given the two are former teammates, it’s unlikely Kewell would wind up clashing with Gerrard as one SPFL manager did this weekend [Daily Record].