Vital Football

Frank De Boer In The Summer?

Frank De Boer In The Summer?

If Rangers were prepared to wait until the summer to find Mark Warburton's replacement then former Ajax and Inter Milan boss Frank De Boer could return to Ibrox according to his brother Ronald.

The pair played for Rangers in 2014 with Frank mentioned as a potential option to return as our next boss. Should the Gers harbour any hopes of this we'll have to appoint a short-term option - which has been mooted - until the end of the season.

A return to management wouldn't be secured until the Dutchman was able to be in a position to shape a squad the way they wanted.

Ronald told BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound.

'He will never take a team at this time of year. Frank won't go into that (whether there has been an approach from Rangers) but he told me, and I knew this already, that he's waiting probably until the end of April and then he will take his decision on what options are on the table.'

His spell with Inter Milan was poor, which resulted in Frank lasting just a few months at the San Siro before he was sacked. However, this spell shouldn't have done his career too much harm.

This lesson from his time in Italy is one he's taken on board so wouldn't have any interest in returning to Ibrox until the summer if he did at all.

'He wants to have a decent run-up. He had this lesson with Inter Milan when he had only two weeks to start the league, he couldn't really prepare the team. I think he learned from that so he wants to have a good pre-season and get to know the players very well. He will never take, for example, the Rangers job just now. That's not in question.'

With Frank having a specific way of playing Ronald went on to say he would have to know if Rangers could adapt to 'his philosophy' and his style of play. Having some level of finance available to work with would also be important.

Commenting on Warburton's exit Ronald said.

'Of course (I have sympathy for Warburton). You have to be patient, take your time and of course some players will do great in the Championship and then when you come to the Premiership it's different.'

He finished.

'Sometimes you have to see it happen and then you can judge certain players, because the pressure is suddenly way higher. The money is not there anymore, it's in La Liga or the Premier League, in the German league, the Italian - even the French league is more exciting than the Dutch and the Scottish. It's very difficult so we have to accept we have to build with young talent and have to be patient.'

Bloggers
Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalGers
Date:Tuesday February 14 2017
Time: 12:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Rangers Articles

Totally Different Hearts Challenge This Weekend

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has said that this weekend's tie with Hearts will be completely different to the game earlier in the season.

More Of The Same For Murty

Whilst there were a number of criticisms that Rangers manager Graeme Murty could level at the side following the Hamilton Academical victory last Sunday...

Two In Two Delights Rangers Loanee

Having arrived from Brighton in the January transfer window, Jamie Murphy has spoken of his delight at making it two goals in two games for Rangers.

It Was Never A Hattrick - Murty

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has joked that Josh Windass didn't notch a hattrick in the game against Hamilton Academical at the weekend - but there was no way he could...

Rangers Social Media

Rangers Archived Articles

Vital Rangers articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Rangers
Write For Vital Rangers
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hamilton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Foderingham5%
Tavernier6%
Bates0%
Martin0%
John0%
Murphy34%
Docherty8%
Goss4%
Windass31%
Candeias4%
Morelos4%
Sub - Miller0%
Sub - Cummings0%
Sub - Halliday4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Rangers Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Christophet Drew1
The Vital Football Members League