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Clement insists on termination deal as Ibrox decision looms

Philippe Clement is reported to have insisted on a termination pay-off to become the next manager at Ibrox.

With Giovanni van Bronckhorst lasting 366 days and Micky Beale surviving 10 months the odds are against the former Monaco boss surviving long into a seasons year.

Three title wins in Belgium seem to have convinced Ibrox fan media that Clement is the man giving James Bisgrove and John Bennett the go-ahead to negotiate a deal.

Personal terms will be important but transfer funds for a January Revolution are essential with the squad littered with non-contributors on long term contracts after signing over the last two summers.

A new manager might be able to salvage something from a player or two but it is hard to see how Cyriel Dessers, Sam Lammers, Kieran Dowell, Jose Cifuentes, Ben Davies, Ridvan Yilmaz and Rabbi Matondo are transformed into competent professionals on the evidence to date.

Picking up on a report from Saudi Arabia, The Sun reports:

RANGERS will reportedly make an offer to Philippe Clement in the next few hours to persuade him to become their 19th permanent manager.

That’s according to Saudi Arabian outlet Al-Riyadiah, who have an interest in the matter considering the Belgian is also in discussions with local club Al-Shabab.

They then claim that the former Coventry man will have until TOMORROW to make his final decision on the move.

Al-Shabab are also waiting for an answer from the three-time Belgian league winner, who has made a secret visit to the Saudi club to inspect its facilities over the past few days.

The report claims that Rangers will offer Clement a heavily-incentivised four-year deal with the Ibrox club in the ‘next few hours in a meeting with the club president’ – with the boss GUARANTEED the four year’s cash unless a mutual termination is agreed.

It read: “The contract includes many temptations and privileges for the coach if the team wins the league, cup and super championships and qualifies for the Champions League.

“The Scottish Club’s management placed a condition in the contract stipulating that the contract would not be terminated by one party except by obtaining the full value of the contract.”

Kevin Muscat of Yokohama F Marinos seems to be the other candidate, if neither can be convinced to take over the carnage left by Beale it looks like Steve Davis and Alex Rae will continue as caretakers.

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