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Glen Hoddle trashes three Ibrox bosses

Glen Hoddle has trashed the reputation of three Ibrox managers by claiming that Ange Postecoglou was operating in a one team league.

Steven Gerrard bolted to Aston Villa two months after Postecoglou’s first transfer window closed, Giovanni van Bronkhorst lasted 368 days and left with the memories of a 3-0 and 4-0 defeat at Celtic Park which sent his side on their way to the worst ever record in the Champions League group stage.

Micky Beale managed to lose three trophies in six months with his new look Galacticos sitting in mid-table looking up at Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Motherwell.

Postecoglou’s transformation of Celtic made enough of an impact on Daniel Levy to offer the former Soccerooos boss the job of managing Spurs ahead of the bright young bosses emerging in England.

Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and others on the usual EPL circuit have achieved nothing at Spurs with Postecoglou something of a curiosity to the London centred media

Picking up on Hoddle’s comments on Opus Sport, the Daily Record reports the former England, Spurs and Chelsea boss saying:

I’m excited, but Celtic is one thing, particularly up there in Scotland at the moment. There’s one team, he’s done well, he’s won trophies but it’s a different ball game, the Premier League. I think he’s going to find out that he’s got to be realistic in the Premier League.

The Record tried to portray those comments as a slight on Postecoglou, the reality is that the efforts of three cherished Ibrox managers has been utterly dismissed.

Gerrard lasted 11 months and 40 matches at Aston Villa before being sacked, van Brobkckhorst hasn’t returned to management since picking up his Ibrox pay-off wit Beale unlikely to be in demand owing to the way he ditched QPR after self declaring his loyalty to the club.

Postecoglou turned around a club that had finished 25 points behind in the SPFL in the 20/21 season. In his first competitive match he had one new signing in his Starting XI- a teenager from Israel called Liel Abada.

On the final day of the summer 2021 transfer window Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie were sold having featured heavily in the first games of Postecoglou’s reign.

Anyone that has spent a little time looking at the CV of the new Spurs boss will discover an outstanding man manager, someone with a clear vision of how he wants his team to play and who doesn’t get deflected by media critics.

Spurs fans got a taste for it yesterday in the 2-2 draw at Brentford, if Hoddle cares to look at results and performances on the pitch he might discover a manager of substance who overcame the odds to demoralise and crush three Ibrox managers that were celebrated as visionries by the Scottish media.

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  • by John Copeland
    Posted August 14, 2023 12:42 pm 0Likes

    I wonder what Glen’s expert opinion of other the Rangers ‘managers’ like Warburton ,McCall ,Murty, Super swally , the ‘Hedgeman ‘, Le Guen etc would compare in his dissection of his first three impersonator manager’s ?

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