Rangers legend Neil McCann has been appointed interim manager at Inverness Caledonian Thistle after John Robertson took compassionate leave – and Gers fans are gutted they won’t get to see him on RangersTV.
McCann’s surprise appointment was confirmed after the Caley Jags drew 2-2 with bottom of the table Alloa Athletic as their promotion hopes took a dent.
The club is pleased to announce that Neil McCann will take the position of Manager of ICTFC while John Robertson is on his compassionate leave.
A further statement and full interview with Neil will appear on the ICTFC website tomorrow.
— Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC (@ICTFC) February 23, 2021
McCann has a spell in charge of Dundee, winning 22 of his 65 games at the Dens Park side, but has been working mainly as a pundit in recent years after leaving the Dark Blues.
Robertson went on compassionate leave after the death of a relative and the Hearts legend will hopefully be back in the dugout quickly after his time away.
Gers fans have loved McCann’s analysis on Rangers TV as the former Ibrox winger provided matchday insight with Steven Gerrard’s side romping their way to the Premiership title.
McCann’s first game in charge will be against another of McCann’s former clubs, Hearts, on Friday night as they look to push back up the table from their current sixth position.
Rangers fans are delighted for McCann after getting the chance to return to management – but are gutted at the prospect of missing out on his Rangers TV appearances.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
So no more Neil mccann Saturdays 🙁🙁 https://t.co/2FEV65lnxY
— Scott (@scottfraser1972) February 23, 2021
Good luck Neil McCann!
Hope you can make it to Ibrox for the Champions Again party! 🏆 https://t.co/yOyZ692ezI
— Rangers History (@RangersFACTS) February 23, 2021
Fantastic news. All the best to John. https://t.co/zoBcd0tfBP
— Chris McLaughlin (@ChrisMcL16) February 23, 2021
Tremendous. So glad to see Neil back in management, guy is a fountain of knowledge on RTV. Best of luck Neil👌🏻 https://t.co/RHE7SFpEAZ
— Arfield’s Salute (@RS1872) February 23, 2021
good luck Neil McCann⚽️ https://t.co/VcVbo2RgNX
— Cxllum 🧢 (@CxllumRFC) February 23, 2021
Good luck to Neil McCann in his new managerial role, gutted we will lose his incredible insight in to the game however Inverness are gaining some one incredibly knowledgeable of the game. Will keep a close eye on their progress back to top flight. https://t.co/soHl9OJ9F6
— Nath (@SpeckyRSC) February 23, 2021
— Matthew (@1872Matthew) February 23, 2021
Some appointment 👌 man knows his stuff https://t.co/HcpmlYiNo7
— Jordon Greer (@JordonGreer1873) February 23, 2021