Rangers appoint former Monaco head coach as manager

Last updated : 15 October 2023 By Rangers Mad

Rangers have appointed former Monaco and Club Bruges head coach Philippe Clement as their new manager on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

The 49-year-old former Belgium defender succeeds Michael Beale, who was sacked earlier this month.

Clement was sacked himself by Monaco in June after 18 months in charge when his side finished sixth in Ligue 1.

Rangers chairman John Bennett said the Belgian was "the outstanding candidate across all the key criteria".

He said that the "carefully planned and comprehensive recruitment process" had been carried out by a team led by chief executive James Bisgrove, members of the board and former Rangers player and manager Graeme Souness during 10 days over which they interviewed "several high-calibre candidates".