6 Worst Rangers Managers Ever

3. David White

David White managed the club between 1967-1969. Davie White was the first Rangers manager not to guide the club to a major trophy. His two-year reign in the late 1960s coinciding with the most triumphant era in the history of their fellow Glaswegians Celtic.

His lack of experience was a factor in his downfall. Rumours of lack of respect from some senior players, and a hostile campaign by journalists, really hampered his progess.

He was under pressure from the get go and after a poor start in 1969-70, Davie White was sacked. He had a win percentage of 64.03%, which makes him one of the worst Rangers managers ever.

2. Pedro Caixinha

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Largely unheralded Portuguese coaches have succeeded in British football before and perhaps the Rangers recruitment team were partly tempted by a trend which has recently seen Marco Silva and Carlos Carvalhal make a positive impression in England.

Pedro Caixinha was appointed as manager of the club in 2017, replacing caretaker manager Graeme Murty. Pedro Caixinha’s reign only lasted 229 days which is the shortest spell of any Rangers Manager and it was a very poor period for the club.

Caixinha had a chance to build his own team and bring in his own players but after the early Europa League exit to Luxembourg minnows Progrès Niederkorn made it difficult for the manager. He won 14 of his 26 games managed, with a win percentage of 53.85%, which is poor.

1. Paul Le Guen

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Paul Le Guen became Rangers’ manager in March 2006. His arrival had been lauded as a revolution for Scottish football but it ended abruptly after dressing room mutiny.

He brought 13 new players to Rangers — including Dean Furman, Libor Sionko, Jeremy Clement, Lionel Letizi, Karl Svensson, Filip Sebo and youngsters William Stanger and Antoine Ponroy.

Le Guen’s team struggled domestically and by New Year’s Day, 2007, were 17 points behind Celtic and one behind Jimmy Calderwood’s Aberdeen. Rangers were also knocked out of a cup at home to a lower league team for the first time in history, losing 2-0 to Owen Coyle’s First Division St Johnstone.

A bust up with captain Barry Ferguson on the 1st of January 2007 saw a serious of events which brought about the end of Le Guen’s spell in charge. He had a win percentage of 51.61% in the 31 games he was in charge of the club.


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