Rangers fans have reacted on social media after broadcaster David Tanner claimed on Twitter that Graeme Souness would be open for a return to Ibrox.
Tanner’s comments come after it emerged that Dave King had stepped aside after five years are Chairman.
On Friday evening, Rangers released a statement confirming that Douglas Park has since been appointed as King’s replacement [Rangers.co.uk].
The appointment is currently just on an interim basis, though and it prompted Tanner to suggest Souness as a possible long-term option.
“Dave King has stood as Rangers chairman tonight,” he wrote on Twitter. “Douglas Park in charge for now.”
“I interviewed Graeme Souness at an event this month. When I asked if he’d return to Ibrox, he gave a lot of thought and said he’d fancy an advisory board-type role.
“Would fans like him as chairman?”
Souness was a hugely popular figure during his time at Ibrox between 1986 and 1991.
The 66-year-old turned out 50 times in the league for the Light Blues as a player, but he excelled as manager securing three league titles and four League Cups across his tenure.
He then went on to secure silverware as boss at Liverpool, Galatasaray and Blackburn Rovers.
The former Scotland international last managed at Newcastle United between 2004 and 2006, but rather than moving into boardroom roles, he’s largely focused on media work, becoming a regular pundit on Sky Sports.
Despite his apparent lack of relevant experience, it seems many Bears would welcome him back to Ibrox in some capacity, though.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
— JohnS (@JohnSma28402336) March 27, 2020
— Grant (@Stridey7) March 27, 2020
Yes, hes magnificent
— BroxiBear (@DavidCu1873) March 27, 2020
Yes no nonsense merchant just what we need 👍
— jayd (@jayd1972) March 27, 2020
— Paul Mccallum (@Fozzyy85) March 27, 2020
— derek mcguinness (@McguinnessDerek) March 27, 2020
Make it happen
— Stephen Adam (@stephadam86) March 27, 2020
In a heartbeat.😊
— Thomas McEwan (@thenextday13) March 27, 2020
In some capacity yes
— gazza-r (@Gazzaross1) March 28, 2020