The turgid football the Rangers support have become accustomed to of late is about to become a thing of the past with the appointment of Philippe Clement.

That's the view of one man who came up against his three former clubs in his native Belgium.

The 49-year-old became the Ibrox club’s 19th permanent boss on Sunday after penning a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Clement arrives having won three league titles in his homeland with Genk and Club Brugge but it was his five-and-a-half-month spell at little-known Waasland-Beveren that convinced Frederic Frans he was destined for the top.

After turning out for Partick Thistle and Dundee United, Frans returned to Belgium where he starred for Lierse and Beerschot before hanging up his boots in the summer.

He told the Rangers Review that the club have replaced Michael Beale with a born winner.

“He started coaching the young players at Brugge and from there he went to Waasland-Beveren.

“Waasland are like a yo-yo club going between the First and Second Division and even when they’re in the First Division, they’re always fighting against relegation. But when he came in, he made some good transfers and he really transformed them.

“He left them in a really good position so it was a special time. Genk came in for him and he won them the title pretty quickly with a young team, he transformed them also.

“He then went to Brugge and won the league twice. It’s pretty crazy to win the league three times in a row and to be consistently winning.”

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After a disastrous start to the league campaign littered with dismal displays that ultimately cost Beale his job, Frans expects that to change with Clement at the helm. “He likes to play really attacking football,” he said.

“Obviously, his teams are solid as well but when I came up against them there was a lot of movement with many attacks.

“His teams play a good brand of football. There is no boring parking the bus but lots of pressure with a high line defence so it’s nice to watch.

“From what I remember, most of the time he played a front three with tricky players on the wing with a good infiltrating No.10 and a big striker so he had a good mix of players. It was a difficult front three to play against most of the time.”

Despite being dismissed as Monaco head coach in June, Frans reckons Clement will thrive in Govan and the intense pressure that comes with being Rangers manager.

“At Genk, there wasn’t so much pressure. It’s a big club but they don’t have much pressure because they're more like a club that wants to bring through young players but at Brugge, you have to deliver every week so there is a lot of pressure.

“At Monaco, I'm guessing it was big pressure as well if you see all the managers that got sacked before him quite quickly, so he's used to pressure.

“Obviously, at the two Old Firm clubs, it's a different kind of pressure cooker but he'll be up for it I’m pretty sure.

“You can see he has fire and passion but he’s pretty calculated and good at controlling his emotions.

“He knows what winning is and he’s a serial winner so that’s a good thing for Rangers.”