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Rangers: Derek Clark thinks Ralph Hasenhüttl could be contacted by club

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Rangers journalist Derek Clark believes Ralph Hasenhuttl could be a potential candidate for the Ibrox hotseat following his recent sacking and the pressure on Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s position.

Clark was tweeting his reaction to the news that the Austrian manager was likely to be sacked by Southampton, with his departure later confirmed on Monday morning. 

Hasenhüttl’s departure was confirmed following the Saints’ 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Newcastle United this weekend, with the club languishing in the Premier League relegation zone.

It had been reported that the 55-year-old was set to be sacked following their defeat at Manchester City in October, but the club have waited until now to pull the trigger.

And Clark wouldn’t be surprised if Ross Wilson – who joined Rangers from Southampton – was to get in touch with Hasenhüttl, with Van Bronckhorst facing pressure on his own job following their brutal exit from the Champions League and defeat to St Johnstone this past weekend. 

Clark tweeted: “Ralph Hasenhüttl gets the sack from Southampton. Wouldn’t be a surprise if Ross Wilson is soon in touch with his former colleague.”

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TIF Thoughts on Clark’s comments… 

We believe it will be interesting to see what impact Hasenhüttl’s sacking from Southampton will have had on his reputation and whether a side like Rangers would move for the former RB Leipzig manager. 

However, with the Austrian having an impressive CV, including his Premier League experience at the Saints and aforementioned spell at RB Leipzig, we could see Wilson making a move for his former colleague if Rangers decide to relieve Van Bronckhorst of his duties and Hasenhüttl is happy to accept the potential job offer.

Ultimately, it depends on whether the 55-year-old is happy to begin a new cycle at Ibrox, with the current squad featuring multiple out-of-contract players and likely in need of a rebuild come next summer.

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