Rangers have chosen manager number 19 and yesterday, Philippe Clement was unveiled in the Ibrox Blue Room.

And despite all the opinions, when everything else subsides every one of us will hope that this call is the right one.

None more than the current board who, in the eyes of some supporters, have very little wiggle room given this start to the season. The cycle of revolving managers needs to stop before Rangers become a team constantly playing catch up. We may have only had 19 managers in our entire history, but this is the third appointment before Christmas in as many years.

Finding the right manager at this stage of the season was never going to be easy and unlike Giovanni van Bronckhorst or Michael Beale’s appointment, there was no overriding favourite. Most fans were split as a range of names started to emerge and very quickly, Clement’s grabbed attention.

The Belgian has tasted success since his first permanent appointment in 2017 with Waasland-Beveren, managing just 22 games before Genk saw enough to poach him that December. Delivering a title the next season earned a job at Club Brugge where Clement would win back-to-back titles and three in a row in his own right.

There was a wobble in the Belgian’s third campaign before a move to Monaco in 2022. Initially, he proved a success and secured a third-placed finish in France before a disappointing end to last season saw Clement without a job come the summer. A few months on, having knocked back interest from elsewhere, he’s in position at Ibrox.

Clement is said to be methodical, capable of getting the best out of his players and adaptable to the circumstances he inherits. From what I’ve seen he doesn’t have a favoured formation, using a variety of different shapes throughout his career.

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One thing is for sure - Clement does not have challenges to seek. They’re staring right at him. So far, summer recruitment has not worked, injuries have significantly impacted the squad and questions surrounding individual performance levels are prominent amongst the support. This is a situation which requires a big character in the dugout.

With that said, there’s also potential. We have a goalkeeper who’s very quickly become a certified fan favourite which provides a base to build from. Then, there’s a handful of players who look ready to play their part from the B team. The likes of Ridvan Yilmaz, Todd Cantwell, Danilo, Nico Raskin, Abdallah Sima and Rabbi Matondo are all individuals the manager can look to develop.

Can Clement get something out of the likes of Dujon Sterling, Kieran Dowell, Sam Lammers or even Cyriel Dessers? That remains to be seen.

Rejuvenating squads and getting the best out of players who’ve performed previously below par is a trait Clement’s often been credited with. Having brought through the likes of Leandro Trossard and Noa Lang, this is clearly a manager with an eye for talent in the youth squads.

The biggest challenge he faces? The established core leadership squad. That’s where I have huge questions.

What does the future hold for James Tavernier? I’ve been hard on him in recent weeks and perhaps, in light of his numbers, he merits more respect. But there’s a nagging doubt that at 32 and given the volume of matches played by the right-back he’s on the decline. Plus, the real numbers I’m interested in are trophies and that total is nowhere near high enough.

Connor Goldson’s start to the season has been ropey, to say the least. The likes of John Lundstram, Ryan Jack, Borna Barisic and others have felt the wrath of the crowd on more than one occasion this season.

Here’s my issue - history tells us that these players will pick up and respond to a new manager, new ideas and a clean slate. The problem is that thereafter, many will hit the same wall we’ve seen this season and the outcome will repeat. That’s the fear.

That’s Clement’s biggest conundrum. Patience has long since worn thin with members of this squad and that’s one of the reasons anger has been so visceral during and after matches recently. The new boss must manage the situation carefully. He cannot be scared to make big calls.

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As for the support, we want to see promise and a brand of football that is exciting. We want to see a clear philosophy and understand what the team is trying to do. We want to be entertained. Most of all, we want to be successful.

With Rangers in the League Cup semi-final and no Celtic to encounter, there’s a clear opportunity for Clement to pick up silverware early. That trophy is by no means a given and the thought of not winning is unthinkable, however.

There’s no magic wand. Clement only has a matter of days to work before the Hibs match. The important thing is to show signs that earn buy-in, shoots of hope we can galvanise behind.

Rangers may be in a poor league position, but we can’t give in. There’s plenty to still be achieved this season.

The club simply cannot afford to be in this same position next year. Right now, a united surge is required to re-launch this campaign and see where that takes us.

I wish the new manager well and look forward to watching how he embraces each challenge. I simply want to be entertained and believe in what I’m watching.

We will follow, it’s what we do, and the Belgian will get every bit of support. What everyone wants is a successful relentless Rangers - let’s see if the club’s 19th permanent manager can achieve just that.