After leaving Ibrox, the man that the Gers sold has been in incredible form.
Although it is still early in the season, Glasgow Rangers has had a great start to life under Philippe Clement, going undefeated in four Premiership and Europa League games. The club is starting to feel more positive again.
The Belgian has unleashed the best in a number of players; Sam Lammers and Cyriel Dessers even managed to score during the midweek 5-0 thrashing of Dundee.
The Gers’ 6-1 thrashing of Motherwell in October 2021 was their biggest away win since then, and it has shown how unsatisfactory the team has been since then—struggling to find their identity on the field.
With his tendency to play relentlessly and fight for the full 90 minutes, Clement is already giving the Light Blues a distinct personality.
The goal going forward will be to instill confidence in the players. If they defeat Hearts at Hampden on Sunday, they will have an opportunity to advance to the League Cup final, so happy times may arrive sooner rather than later.
A key focus for the former Club Brugge manager will be his approach to the January transfer window, as the Glasgow side urgently need some improvements with regard to their squad depth.
The previous two managers – Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Michael Beale – did not exactly conduct the best business in their respective transfer windows, and it looks as though the club are paying for it now.
While letting a few first-team players go for cheap or when they still had something to contribute, the two signed players who did not appear to meet the standards necessary for success at the Rangers. A shining example of both of these elements is Cedric Itten, especially given his recent performance and enormous value growth since leaving Scotland.