Robbie Savage recently took to Twitter to declare that should recently relegated Scottish side, The Rangers Football Club, have any trouble getting enough players to form a squad, then he’d be happy to come out of retirement and ply his trade in Scotland’s 4th tier FOR FREE!
Savage even claims to have sent new Rangers owner Charles Green a text to that effect.
This pledge to help the fallen idols of Scottish football got us thinking, now that they’re playing lower league football, who could Rangers target as potential new signings to help get the return to the SPL underway?
10. Robbie Savage
We kind of had to put him on this list, seeing as he did offer, but the Welshman does make a good point, as a former Premiership captain he’d have a wealth of experience and probably just enough talent to make it in Division 3.
9. Ronald & Frank De Boer
As they’re twins, we think it’s only fair that Ronald and Frank share a place on the list, the same way Jedward share a place on the nation’s last collective nerve. The De Boer’s would be able to reprise their role as the backbone of a powerful Rangers team.
8. Filip Sebo
This one is more for fan morale. Sebo was something of a cult hero amongst Rangers fans after Paul Le Guen brought him to Glasgow. Failing to find the net, even when placed directly in front of it, Sebo should be given a chance to make amends and finally get a goal tally to be proud of, albeit several leagues below his last attempt.
7. Jorg Albertz
The Hammer, a member of the Rangers hall of fame, still turns out for the odd testimonial or masters match. The German’s famous left foot would be sure to fire Rangers up the league tables.
6. Brian Laudrup
Another Rangers legend, who played a massive part during the famous ‘9 in a row’ era. Even now, if Laudrup were to come out of retirement, you’d be hard pressed to find a Rangers fan who wouldn’t want him to pull that jersey on one more time.
5. Giovanni Van Bronkhorst
After leaving Rangers, Gio went on to play for Arsenal and Barcelona. Idolised by Rangers fans, Gio could sit behind Albertz and leave Rangers with a formidable left flank.
4. Kris Boyd
Currently playing in the MLS, Boyd was known better to Rangers fans as ‘The Goal Machine.’ He was the SPLs all time highest scorer, one of Rangers’ highest scorers and the only player to hold the top scorer title for 2 clubs in the same season when he joined from Kilmarnock in 2006.
Having failed to transfer his success in Scotland to clubs in Turkey and England, maybe a return to Scotland is calling Boyd.
3. Fat Ronaldo
Or, to put it more delicately, the Ronaldo that isn’t named Cristiano. Unable to play at the highest levels of the game any more, Ronaldo would surely relish the chance to show the world a glimpse of everything he used to be in Scotland’s 3rd Division. Neymar who?
Rumours of Gazza’s arrival at Ibrox with a fishing rod and some chicken following the news that Rangers had entered administration turned out to be false. But, like Savage, Gazza went on record to say that if manager Ally McCoist wanted him, he’d step up and make his return to Glasgow. Gascoigne is still hailed as a hero in Govan and if he were to try and have one last hurrah, who better to do it with than Rangers?
1. Ally McCoist
Super Ally is Rangers all time highest scorer and ranks as one of the greatest Rangers who ever lived. His debut season as Rangers manager may have ended disastrously, but no one doubts that he’ll be able to steer Rangers back into the SPL, cementing his status as a true Rangers hero.
On the side-lines McCoist often looks desperate to get out on the pitch and latch onto the end of any cross that even glimpses the 18 yard box, with Rangers in Division 3, what better time for the gaffer to make his return. It would be the Rangers equivalent of Thierry Henry’s return to Arsenal, complete with a statue, a DVD box set and probably one of those weird commemorative plates your granny collects.
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