Rangers figure cuts nonsense and talks straight regarding ridiculous Celtic move
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Rangers comparison as Dave King cuts nonsense regarding Celtic “risks”

Former Rangers chairman Dave King knows all about risky management appointments having been involved at Ibrox during the last three.

Mark Warburton, Pedro Caixinha and Steven Gerrard all – in their own special ways – represented risks as the Gers sought to wrestle back Scottish footballing supremacy.

Ex-Rangers chairman Dave King claims there are risks attached to the appointment of Ange Postecoglou at Celtic. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Warburton took Rangers in a fresh direction, Caixinha was an unmitigated disaster, and Gerrard gave the club its soul and identity back.

Now we stand as the Champions, and it is across the city where the banter rolls on whilst they need to make risky management appointments.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, King has been out discussing Celtic’s move for untried Aussie coach Ange Postecoglou who earns his first job in European football at Parkhead.

Citing similarities with Rangers’ move for then Al-Gharafa coach Pedro Caixinha, King also casts downs over Postecoglou’s preparedness for the Glasgow “fishbowl”.

“I think there are obvious risks,” said King.

“I think there are risks just in coming to the UK and then Glasgow is a particularly difficult place to come into.

“There is a culture around it. It’s an absolute fishbowl from the media and fans’ point of view. It’s not just from a footballing point of view. There is a huge cultural adjustment. It’s a very, very difficult situation.

“We saw that with Pedro. It could have worked but it didn’t work.

“Bringing in someone like Steven Gerrard, while Glasgow is still difficult, there is a comparative benchmark in Liverpool as to what it will be like.

“But coming from some of these foreign leagues is a big risk. It might work. It’s definitely a big risk.”

Ange Postecoglou has a thankless task at Celtic Park next season. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

Ange Postecoglou, 55, joins Celtic after spells in charge of Brisbane Roar, the Australian national team and Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan.

Untried and untested in Scottish football, you ought to have seen big Ange’s first day in charge where he fielded questions on Rangers conspiracies from Celtic fan media.

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