With the wait for a new manager ongoing, our writers have tackled some of your big questions from social media.

Is domestic success the priority first and foremost in picking this manager?

The short and simple answer is yes. Quite simply, the next manager must be the one to deliver Rangers’ 56th league title, and it must be done within the next 18 months. Nobody at Ibrox – from the boardroom to the dressing room – wants to be complicit in the ownership of the tagline of ‘the world’s most successful club’ being shifted across the city. Rangers are in a cycle that they should never have found themselves in after Steven Gerrard’s Premiership win. That should have been the moment for the club to go again, to be bigger and better in terms of their recruitment, their aspirations and their achievements.

That would not necessarily have been a period of dominance, but it would have seen them at least collect as many trophies as Celtic over the following seasons. History, of course, tells a different story and Rangers are where they are for a variety of reasons.

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The majority of the squad have not won enough over the course of their Rangers careers. The League Cup is non-negotiable regardless of who is in the dugout and the Scottish Cup should be a 50/50 chance. The Premiership is, and that always must be, the main priority, however, and that is why a candidate who didn’t have a track record of producing winning teams was never going to be seriously considered. Both Philippe Clement and Kevin Muscat have that nous and that knowledge. The difficult part is assessing how that translates to Scottish football and the unique tactical and technical challenges that Rangers are posed. If the next man doesn’t have a plan for that, Rangers will be back here sooner rather than later.

Chris Jack

How much will this manager have to work with in the transfer market financially?

Those discussions will have formed a key part of the conversations over recent days. While John Bennett and James Bisgrove will have asked most of the questions in the respective interviews, those seated across the table would have had a few queries of their own that they would have liked answered. Michael Beale was backed to the tune of around £13million this summer. Once all fees were taken into account, there was a several million-pound net spend as nine players arrived. The wage bill remains in the same ballpark.

That investment will impact what can be done in the near future. The target for Rangers is to operate on a break-even basis and the wish is to become less reliant on outside cash as they seek to raise funds from the player trading model, success on the field and their commercial activities. All of those aspects are linked and the new boss will arrive at a low ebb, in sporting terms, at Ibrox.

Bennett, his board and his backers will do what they can to give the manager a budget to strengthen the squad. There will be a requirement to try and improve the players that have been inherited, as well as utilise the academy. Fans can pluck numbers out of the air and say that is the sum that needs spent on this group. It might not be as much as the manager wants, but it will only be as much as Rangers can afford.

Chris Jack

Goals breed confidence and confidence breeds goals - Who is going to get the strike force to deliver?

It’s been a long time since Rangers have been able to call upon a consistent goal outlet domestically. Sapre Antonio Colak’s run at the start of last season and an Alfredo Morelos purple patch here or there, not only have the squad lacked goal threats around the team, but they’ve also lacked one or two individuals capable of hitting 20+ per domestic season. Such significant sums spent on the forward line this summer was supposed to solve that problem although, in the case of Cyriel Dessers and Sam Lammers especially, that hasn’t yet been the case.

Dessers (483), Lammers (525) and Sima (491) are the three forwards with the most league minutes this season and it’s the latter who looks the more settled. With seven goals in all competitions and a higher league xG/90 (0.58) compared to Dessers (0.41) and Lammers (0.35), the Senegalese international goals/90 of 0.55 in the Scottish Premiership far outweighs Dessers (0.19) and Lammers (0.17). Although Sima has been more prolific playing from the right-hand side in his career to date, every goal he’s scored from Rangers in open play, with two deriving from set-pieces, have come from the left-hand side. It's from this flank that the on-loan 22-year-old is able to arrive onto moves instead of occupying the side of the build-up.

Although Dessers and Lammers are underperforming their xG, they’re also not registering very high expected numbers for playing in such a dominant team. For context, last season Alfredo Morelos averaged 0.68xG/90 in the league with Colak marginally behind at 0.64. Despite averaging an xG of 1.7/90 in the league this season, a total only marginally bettered by Celtic’s 1.79, Rangers’ average chance quality, xG/Shot, is bettered by four teams. They may well be taking the most shots in the division but that’s not translating over to the quality of each effort.

The money Rangers spent revitalising the forward line this summer requires a better return - no question. With that said, even if Dessers and Lammers were taking the chances expected they’d have scored just over four goals combined in the league. The new manager will know that in order to improve goalscoring numbers he requires an upturn in chance quality. With Sima starting to find his rhythm at Ibrox, whoever replaces Beale will surely turn to a fit Danilo first and foremost in order to provide consistency at the top end of the pitch that’s lacked sorely this season.

Joshua Barrie

Bearing in mind the January transfer window is the more difficult window to buy/sell we could be left with the bulk of the same squad for the rest of the season and is Clement better suited to this scenario?

It was a summer where all the talk was about rebuilding and the start of a new era. Come the end of the season, those phrases could easily be applied once again and another significant turnover of players looks to be on the cards. January is not the time to embark on that process. As Beale did at the turn of the year, the new manager will surely want to get a couple in the door to inject some quality and confidence into the group for the second half of the season.

The situation regarding a Sporting Director comes into play as well. The Rangers Review understands that the prospect of an appointment has not been ruled out at boardroom level and supporters will be expecting clarity sooner rather than later on what structure Rangers will operate across their football department.

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The first weeks of the new managerial era will see opinions formed and decisions made on who has a short, medium and long-term future at Ibrox. As much as there are doubts over the majority of those that Beale recruited, it seems likely that the core of this group will need to be worked with for the foreseeable future. Ultimately, the board must pick a candidate that is going to deliver sustained success for Rangers. Both Clement and Muscat will want to build a squad and a team in their image in time and the way in which that is done will have shaped the interviews and the decision-making process on both sides this week.

Chris Jack